The Donor Conceived Register (DCR) is currently undergoing a transitional process as it awaits confirmation for its future. We are waiting to hear from the HFEA (funders of the DCR) as to timelines, funding and contract extension.
We are aware this brings a high level of uncertainty and concern for Registrants and potential Registrants alike and would like to reassure everyone we are doing all we can. However, due to the present short timeline we are working with, we have had to stop accepting new Registrants and, for existing Registrants, requests for DNA testing.
If you are a potential new Registrant, we encourage you to contact us on info@donorconceivedregister.
If you are an existing Registrant, the Minutes from the Emergency meeting on 14th April are now available – please contact Pip on info@donorconceivedregister.
HFEA Announcement – Closure of Donor Conceived Register
On Friday the 9th March the NGDT learned that the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority have decided to close the Donor Conceived Register for which they are the funders.
On Saturday 14th April 1200 there will be an emergency meeting of the Registrant’s Panel which will be attended by the HFEA who will be seeking to explain and consult with Registrants regarding the reasoning behind their decision. Details will follow shortly about location, but it is likely to be at the usual location near Waterloo.
Please click on the image to read the HFEA’s statement.
Welcome To The Donor Conceived Register
This contact register enables people conceived through donated sperm or eggs, their donors and half-siblings to exchange information and, where desired, to contact each other. The register is available throughout the UK and is intended for anyone who donated in a UK clinic or was conceived following treatment in a UK clinic before August 1991. However, because of storage and distribution practices, it is possible that donor-conceived born until December 1992 could find donor-conceived half-siblings or their donor on the register. Please contact us to discuss this further. The register has been running since 2004 leading to several links between donors and their donor offspring and donor offspring sharing the same donor. Contact has taken place in various ways, dependent on the wishes of the parties involved. Information can be shared via an independent third party, emails can be exchanged or people can meet up. There is no fixed process; it’s all up to the individual’s wishes. If you
- were a sperm or egg donor and would like to find out what has happened with your wonderful gift or
- if you have been conceived via sperm or egg donation and want to know more about your donor and/or genetic half-sibling from the same donor,
Find out more on this site or contact us now on the confidential support line on 07434 626 411. If you were conceived through treatment or were a donor between August 1991- April 2005 and would like to find out more information and/or become identifiable, you can do so via another register, or give us a call.
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