Constructing an ethical framework for embryo donation to research: is it time for a restricted consent policy?
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Constructing an ethical framework for embryo donation to research
Abstract: 

An Ethics & Policy Workshop was held with 20 invited UK stakeholders to consider whether embryo donors should be able to restrict the future use of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) created from their embryos. Participants cited tensions between pure altruism and a more reciprocal basis for donation; and between basic research (in which genetic material would never form part of another living being) and treatment applications. Two restriction models were suggested to acknowledge specific ethical issues raised by hESCs' use in research and treatments: (1) a two tier system: hESCs with unrestricted consent could go to the UK Stem Cell Bank; those with restricted consent could be used in individual labs which could guarantee to honour the restrictions, and Bank deposit would not be required. (2) a three category system: restrictions could include (i) basic hESC research; (ii) hESC research and treatment; no gamete derivation (iii) 'unrestricted' hESC research and treatment.

Author(s): 
Ehrich, Kathryn
Farsides, Bobbie
Williams, Clare
Scott, Rosamund
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Human Fertility (Cambridge, England)
Journal Abbreviation: 
Hum Fertil (Camb)
Publication Date: 
2011-06
Publication Year: 
2011
Pages: 
115-121
Volume: 
14
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
1742-8149
DOI: 
10.3109/14647273.2011.557762
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 21463226

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Kathryn Ehrich, Bobbie Farsides, Clare Williams and Rosamund Scott. 2011-06. "Constructing an ethical framework for embryo donation to research: is it time for a restricted consent policy?." Human Fertility (Cambridge, England) 14: 2: 115-121. 10.3109/14647273.2011.557762.

Wikipedia Citation

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