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Egg donation: why I gave up my right to remain anonymous
8 June 2009 - by Laura Witjens
Following a change in the law that came into force on 1 April 2005, British people conceived using donated egg, sperm or embryos can ask for identifying information about the donor when they reach the age of 18. Here Laura Witjens, egg donor and mother of two, writes about why she elected to remove her anonymity and potentially become identifiable to any children born from her donation.... [Read More]
Recruiting sperm donors: why it's time for a new approach
4 April 2007 - by Laura Witjens
The National Gamete Donation Trust (NGDT) has never believed that removal of anonymity in the UK caused the decline in sperm donor numbers. As we said in a previous BioNews commentary: 'It is important to remember that, with or without the removal of anonymity, there have never been enough gamete... [Read More]
Give Life, Give Hope: A plea for egg and sperm donors
31 January 2005 - by Laura Witjens
Last week saw the launch of a new campaign to recruit more egg and sperm donors in the UK. Here, Laura Witjens, egg donor and chair of the National Gamete Donation Trust (NGDT) explains why the appeal is needed: The Department of Health's 'Give Life Give Hope' campaign is all... [Read More]