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Podcast: 10 Years Since the End of Donor Anonymity - Have We Got It Right?

30 November 2015
Appeared in BioNews 830

It has been a decade since a change in UK law gave donor-conceived people access (upon reaching the age of 18) to identifying information about their donor. However, there are still differences of opinion about the way the law was changed 10 years ago, and some people argue that the change did not go far enough.

This podcast, produced by Pod Academy, documents a debate on this subject questions entitled '10 Years Since the End of Donor Anonymity: Have We Got It Right?'.

The debate was organised by the Progress Educational Trust (PET), the charity that publishes BioNews, and was organised in partnership with the National Gamete Donation Trust with the support of the British Infertility Counselling Association.

Listen to the podcast using the player below, or alternatively listen to or download it here (.mp3 64.7MB).

0:00:00Tess Woodcraft: Introduction from Pod Academy
0:00:50Charles Lister: Introduction from the chair
0:04:10Juliet Tizzard: A regulator's perspective
0:11:10Dr Jo Rose: A donor-conceived person's perspective
0:18:55Professor Eric Blyth: A social work perspective
0:27:00Venessa Smith: A fertility clinic perspective
0:34:00Professor Susan Golombok: A family research perspective
0:43:10Questions and comments from the audience
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