Have your say – major HFEA review of donation policies

April 26, 2010

A message from the HFEA:

Over the summer and autumn of 2010 the HFEA will be reviewing a number of its policies relating to sperm, egg and embryo donation. The aim of the review is to ensure HFEA policies facilitate safe and effective donation while protecting the interests of people affected by donation – donor conceived people, donors, parents and recipients. A public consultation will take place between October and December this year with final decisions being made in March 2011. The policies to be reviewed include:

  • the number of families donors can donate to
  • expenses and compensation donors can receive for donation
  • donation between family members
  • the restrictions which donors can place on the use of their gametes or embryos


These policies will have an impact on future donors, recipients and donor conceived people. It is therefore crucial that these groups have the opportunity to feed into the review. If you’re a donor-conceived person, parent of a donor-concieved person, a donor, or have considered donation, the HFEA would like to hear your views.

If you would like to participate in this review, by providing your views on donation policies, please email donationreview@hfea.gov.uk with your name, contact details, and an indication of how you are affected by, or interested in, donation (e.g. donor, have considered donation, general public)

This information will us to send you information relevant to your interest in the donation review. We will be seeking views through a variety of methods, including a written consultation document, consultation events, focus groups and one to one interviews. Confidentiality will be maintained throughout the consultation and you will be given the opportunity to contribute your views anonymously.

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