Finding out about your donor’s personal and family medical history
If you’re thinking of using a donor or have used a donor in fertility treatment, you may have concerns about your knowledge of their family and medical history and how it might impact on your child in the future. This page aims to provide reassurance by answering some frequently asked questions.
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If you have any concerns about the health of your child, you should speak to your doctor in the first instance.
For general information about the current donor screening requirements see:
You may also want to contact the Donor Conception Network, a self-help network for families created with the help of donated eggs, sperm or embryos.
Publication date: 15 August 2019
Review date: 15 August 2021