New Company Babythoughts Challenges the Need to Pay Women for Donating Their Eggs

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The UK government is currently going through a consultation and review on whether to change the laws around paying women to donate eggs to help cut the long donor waiting list in the UK. Their full findings on compensation are not due until mid-October but early indications are that public opinion is on the side of allowing donors to receive payment as is already the case in the U.S.

The UK government is currently going through a consultation and review on whether to change the laws around paying women to donate eggs to help cut the long donor waiting list in the UK. Their full findings on compensation are not due until mid-October but early indications are that public opinion is on the side of allowing donors to receive payment as is already the case in the U.S.

Payment may certainly be a factor in recruiting more egg donors but research by UK company Babythoughts who offer a matching service allowing donors and couples to meet and communicate online suggest that payment is not the primary reason for donation.

Babythoughts research suggests that the primary driver for women to donate is genuine altruism from parents who cannot imagine life without their children. The biggest barriers are a general lack of awareness of how to donate and proving choices within the donation process. With this is mind Babythoughts offer a simple system that sits outside of NHS or clinic control where donors can choose who they wish to donate to.

Marcus Hayes co-founder of Babythoughts says that by raising the level of awareness of the right demographic you can really make people think “wouldn’t it be great to help a couple in need by giving the ultimate gift”. it’s then about enabling them to donate in such away that they don’t have the control taken away from them. A number of our donors say they want to donate to couples of the same religion, others want to donate to parents where both partners have no children from other relationships.

Whatever the reasons for donation the current consultation needs to look beyond payment and at how best to serve the needs of the UK egg donor as well as the recipients.

Company Babythoughts
Contact Marcus Hayes
Tel +44(0)7786 008487
Email marcus(dot)hayes(at)babythoughts(dot)co(dot)uk

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PR Contact – John Robinson
Tel – +44(0)7773 818183
Email john.robinson(at)uspventures(dot)com
http://www.babythoughts.co.uk

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