Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Would You Donate Your Embryos for Stem Cell Research? (I had the chance...)

President Obama lifted the Bush administration's restrictions on federally financed human embryonic stem cell research. Fertile Hope is in an interesting position in this debate. On one hand, the cancer community has been waiting for this day for a long time and is celebrating the news. On the other hand, the fertility community is the keeper of a lot of the embryos that may one-day be used for research. So, I wonder, would you donate your extra embryos for stem cell research? I had the opportunity to make that decision during one of my IVF cycles and it was quite an interesting experience...


  1. Absolutely... in fact, I have! Lindsay, tell us, did you donate them or not? Don't leave us hanging!

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  3. Like most pro-choice individuals, I think the decision of what to do with the remaining embryos is one that should be made by each person faced with the decision.

    When I decided to undergo oocyte freezing before my bone marrow transplant, I made sure to do it at a facility where they were comfortable with the decision to eventually donate any unused eggs for research.

    I am thrilled that stem cell research will have federal funding and backing. May the research yeild cures, so that we can be one of the last generations of women who ever need to face these terrible decisions.

  4. Yes. In fact I found this post while trying to find places to donate my remaining ivf embryos specifically for stem cell research. Any ideas? Thanks, Dianne

  5. hey everyone...
    i havee a question...
    how old do you have to be to donate an embryo?

  6. i'm 48 and eager to help stop , or at least donate what i have that is living: for stem cell research so my teenager won't havw to worry aboit nreast cancer taking her. can i have a hysterecromy and donate all of it while i am living?