As the UK Government announces its intention to extend gamete and embryo storage limits (see BioNews 1111), watch this short film by Athena Productions about the campaign that led to this announcement – the #ExtendTheLimit campaign led by the Progress Educational Trust (PET), the charity that publishes BioNews.
Interviewees featured in the film include Sarah Norcross (director of PET) and Baroness Ruth Deech, who recently asked the Government to introduce an immediate moratorium on the destruction of eggs that reach the ten-year limit before the law is changed.
(If you cannot see the Athena Productions film below, click here to view it.)
To the relief of many patients and those working in the IVF sector, the Department of Health and Social Care announced on 6 September 2021 that the storage limit for embryos and gametes would be extended from ten years to a maximum of 55 years with a renewal every ten-years...
Following the #ExtendTheLimit campaign and petition led by the Progress Educational Trust, the UK Government announced proposals to increase the time limit on storage of frozen eggs, sperm and embryos from ten years to a renewable ten year limit capped at a maximum of 55 years, irrespective of medical need...
We at the Progress Educational Trust are delighted that our #ExtendTheLimit campaign, to extend the ten-year storage limit for eggs frozen for non-medical or 'social' reasons, has succeeded – insofar as it now has Government backing...
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