Being an egg or sperm donor: connections with recipient parents

Hazel Burke, Leah Gilman, Petra Nordqvist

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This leaflet explores an often-overlooked relationship: the connection between donors and their recipients, that is, the parent or parents of the child born from their donation. Many egg and sperm donors in our research felt an important connection with their recipients. Even donors who gave their eggs and sperm to recipients they had never met, could still feel a significant link with recipients.
Original languageEnglish
TypeLeaflet for donors, families, recipients and professionals
Media of outputLeaflet
PublisherUniversity of Manchester, Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationManchester
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2020


  • egg donor
  • sperm donor
  • donation
  • Assisted Reproduction
  • gamete donation
  • donor conceived children


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