If you wish to donate your eggs or sperm to help others have a family, one of the things which our counsellors will discuss with you is what your wider family group thinks about it. So that could be a partner, spouse, any children you already have, even your parents.
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A wife has written to the HFEA to call for a change in the law after her husband donated his sperm without her knowledge. The unnamed woman, who has a child with her husband, says she fears that children conceived through her husband’s sperm could ‘disrupt’ the family in the future if they decide to trace him when they turn 18, which they are legally allowed to do.
A soldier left unable to have children after being injured in Afghanistan has launched a campaign to urge fellow comrades to preserve their sperm before frontline deployment.
Sergeant Rick Clements says soldiers should be given free treatment to freeze sperm and warned about the risks they face where their fertility is concerned. Currently, the MoD provides fertility preservation information to soldiers on request...
All of our egg and sperm donors at Manchester Fertility Services are given mandatory counselling by our team.
You may be wondering why this would be needed? The decision to become a sperm or egg donor isn’t one that should be taken lightly.
Since the removal of donor anonymity, any child born as a result of your donation has the right to apply for identifiable information about you when they turn 18. This means they may wish to get in touch with you...
Deciding to donate your eggs or sperm is one of the biggest choices you can make in your life. It’s not a case – particularly in sperm donation – of simply strolling into your nearest clinic, donating and walking away. Since the law was changed to give donor-conceived children the chance to trace their biological parent, the implications of donating are bigger than ever...