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Evidence and models of best practice should guide recruitment of gamete donors

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University of Huddersfield Repository Blyth, Eric Evidence and models of best practice should guide recruitment of gamete donors Original Citation Blyth, Eric (2011) Evidence and models of best practice should guide recruitment of gamete donors. BioNews, 629. This version is available at http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/11859/ The University Repository is a digital collection of the research output of the University, available on Open Access. Copyright and Moral Rights for the items on this site are retained by the individual author and/or other copyright owners. Users may access full items free of charge; copies of full text items generally can be reproduced, displayed or performed and given to third parties in any format or medium for personal research or study, educational or not-for-profit purposes without prior permission or charge, provided: • The authors, title and full bibliographic details is credited in any copy; • A hyperlink and/or URL is included for the original metadata page; and • The content is not changed in any way. For more information, including our policy and submission procedure, please contact the Repository Team at: [email protected] http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/ Published by the Progress Educational Trust Evidence and models of best practice should guide recruitment of gamete donors 17 October 2011 By Professor Eric Blyth, Jennie Hunt and Professor Olga van den Akker Written on behalf of PROGAR Appeared in BioNews 629 We welcome much of what Dr Kamal Ahuja wrote in his recent BioNews commentary 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it...'. Like him, we believe there is no good evidence to demonstrate that paying 'donors' would increase the supply of donated sperm or oocytes. On the contrary, there is evidence to suggest that properly constructed donor recruitment programmes – such as the one pioneered at the London Women's Clinic – are capable of recruiting a good supply of altruistic donors. Programmes such as thi

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