Call for donors

On PM on the way home today, they were talking about the massive shortage of donors of sperm. One thing they said was that, for example, there is only one registered sperm donor in Scotland and (if I’m remembering correctly) none in Northern Ireland.

This got me thinking about whether or not it would be the sort of thing I would want to do. I don’t really know much about it other than the right to anonymity of donors has been removed so donor-conceived offspring are able to trace their biological parents (although said parents) have no legal rights or obligations regarding them.

Having read the documents on the HFEA website, I am quite encouraged to find out more but would welcome any comments from people. If you don’t want to make public statements, please email me.

3 thoughts on “Call for donors

  1. I think any child lucky enough to have your genetic material will be lucky indeed – BUT you need to ask how does Sarah feel.

  2. What I’ve heard is that the new legislation has opened the possibility of any child concieved using donated sperm being able to even claim maintenance from the biological father.

    Don’t know how “true” that is, but just rumour of that being possible will be enough to turn people away from the donor lists.

    And I would not want to find a 16-year old teenager suddenly knocking on my door with anything close to a “I am your son” introduction….

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