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Guidelines on the Creation and Use, for Reproductive Purposes, of an Embryo created from Donated Eggs in conjunction with Donated Sperm

These guidelines set out what ECART must determine and take into account when considering an application for the creation and use, for reproductive purposes, of an embryo created from donated eggs in conjunction with donated sperm.

The guidelines seek to protect the children-to-be, by requiring that donated eggs with donated sperm can only be used to produce full genetic siblings in one recipient family.

The procedure itself is similar to embryo donation, in that the intending mother carries the pregnancy, but the intending parents are not the genetic parents of a resulting child.  In this case, the embryo has been formed from donated eggs with donated sperm and is specifically created for the intending parents.  In some cases, the donors will be unknown to each other.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication
    08 December 2010
  • Ordering Information:
    Only soft copy available to download