NVOG ‘working hard’ at the central registration of donors

NVOG ‘working hard’ at the central registration of donors

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The NVOG (Dutch Association for Obstetrics and Gynecology) is engaged with a central registry of donors.

That leaves the trade association Tuesday know to be Faithful. The NVOG reports that they do have to take into account the privacy of the donors.

“That data are legally thoroughly protected, so that some large, exceptional cases, after only the children of the donordata can get,” said spokesman Jesper Smeenk. Together with minister Edith Schippers, they want the possibilities of a central registration as soon as possible to investigate.


Donors who sign up in a clinic must declare that they have no sperm to other clinics to give. Also in the Netherlands, a limit of 25 children per spermadonor, to reduce the chance that donorkinderen of the same father, without knowing a relationship with each other.

The NVOG is for this reason, however, in favour of a central register, also to the psychological impact. “We assume that there is a certain limit to the number of half-brothers and –sisters that anyone can have.”

102 children

Last week it was announced that the professional association and the Association for Clinical Embryology (KLEM) worry about the two donors that multiple clinics sperm have assigned. One of the two donors had raised at eleven clinics in total of 102 children.

CLAMP and the NVOG stated that the concerns about the two donors have indicated to the Inspection for Health care (health care inspectorate). A spokeswoman for the health care inspectorate says there is now an investigation into the two donors is started.

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