Apply for information
Those who donated after 1 August 1991 are entitled to request information from the HFEA about the number, sex and year of birth of any people born as a result of their donation.
- Donor application for information from the Register (PDF 272 KB)
If you decide to access information about your donor-conceived offspring, complete this form and send it with proof of identification and address to:
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
10 Spring Gardens
London SW1A 2BU
Identification and proof of address
As part of the application process, you will be asked for proof of identification and address.
The HFEA accepts:
- Valid passport
- Birth certificate (if your name has changed since this was issued, you also need to submit deed poll documentation or a marriage certificate)
- Valid full or provisional UK driving licence (photo card)
- Valid old style paper UK driving licence (pre-1998 containing your date of birth)
Address (dated within the last three months)
- Utility bill
- Council tax bill
- Bank statement
- Credit card statement
- NHS card
We can only accept original identity documents or copies that have been certified by a solicitor.
What if I donated before 1 August 1991?
The HFEA only has a record of donors and births as a result of assisted reproduction from all licensed UK fertility clinics from 1 August 1991 onwards.
If you donated before 1 August 1991 or at an unlicensed clinic the HFEA will not hold details of children born as a result of your donation on its register.
There is, however, a voluntary organisation that helps facilitate contact between people affected by donation before 1991, called The Donor Conceived Register. The Donor Conceived Register was set up on 1 April 2013 to replace the UK DonorLink(UKDL) and facilitates contact between donors and their donor-conceived children conceived before 1 August 1991.
If you have any questions about applying to the HFEA for donor information, or would like further advice, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Page last updated: 18 September 2013