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Compensation for egg donors is set to triple

The UK's fertility watchdog has agreed to triple the compensation given to women who donate eggs to help infertile couples to have a child.

Donors currently receive up to £250 to cover expenses and lost earnings.

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has decided to pay a one-off fee of £750 per course of donation.

Experts believe this will encourage more women to donate, but critics warn it may create financial incentives for what can be a risky procedure.

Jane Hughes reports

  • 19 Oct 2011
  • From the section Health
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