Colorado has passed a new law that will see all anonymous egg and sperm donors banned by 2025
The bill, entitled Donor-Conceived Persons and Families of Donor-Conceived Persons Protection Act, will give donor-conceived people the right to access information about their biological donor when they turn 18.
Bill sponsor, Representative Matt Soper said: “We want to make clear that someone who is donating sperm or egg will no longer be anonymous.
“Through technologies out there, they need to understand what the ramifications are of making the decision to become a donor.”
If the bill is introduced, fertility clinics and sperm banks will be required to make detailed files on each donor and any children subsequently born to that donor.
The number of families that can be created by a sperm donor will be limited to 25 and egg donors will be allowed to donate a maximum of six eggs.
One of the reasons the bill has been introduced is the growing trend of online commercial DNA companies offering people the chance to look into their genetic history with home-testing kits.
Colorado is the first US state to ban anonymous sperm donors.
Anyone who does not agree with the new laws when donating will not be allowed to become a donor and the minimum age of donors will raise to 21.
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