Sylvia Bass
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Children meet their donor mother

Most men and women who donate their sperm or eggs to enable someone else to have the chance to have a child do not know who they are giving to and have no contact with the family they have helped.

Joan Isherwood from Warrington, Cheshire, had twins as a result of a donation by Sylvia Bass and they decided to meet. Mrs Isherwood's son, Jonathan, told BBC Breakfast that it was "amazing" to meet his donor mother.

Clip courtesy of Donor Mum: The Children I've Never Met, BBC One, 30 August, 2235 (BST).

  • 30 Aug 2011
  • From the section Health