You almost knew that it would come to this. It appears that demand has outstripped the supply of donor eggs. Well, not all donor eggs…..just some particular races and cultures
The need is particularly keen for Middle Eastern and Asian donors.
If the ad were for recruiting human subjects for research, there would have to be some sort of third party oversight (like and IRB). If your not familiar. IRBs are committees established to determine if the research is valid, has a good consent that includes all the potential risks, preferably does no harm to the subject and somehow moves the ball forward.
The Tas IVF resources do not include any discussion of the risks that the donors have, but give a detailed explanation of the “process”
The whole thing is a little bit like custom ordering a car, which is not done very much any more, or maybe ordering a custom food. And since the resource is likely more rare, it will probably cost more, again blurring what is going on, and pushing the risks to the background.
What will they think of next?
Servant of God, Jerome Lejeune, pray for us!
- IVF seeks donors from different races (news.com.au)