Donors using Clinics

Egg and sperm donation through an HFEA licensed clinic:  for donors

If you donate your eggs or sperm to unknown recipients through a licensed fertility clinic in the UK, you will not be treated as a legal parent of any children conceived from your donation, and will have no legal or financial responsibility.   

Your details will be recorded on the Register of Information held at the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, and your offspring will have legal rights to access that information as they grow up, including being able to find out your name and address once they are 18 (which they can use to contact you if they wish).

There are legal limits on how many children can be born from your donation, and on how your eggs or sperm can be used.

For more detailed information, visit NGA Law’s free and searchable online Knowledge Centre

Page last reviewed: 15/07/2017