New York Women Can Now Be Paid to Donate Eggs for Research Purposes

Posted On June 21st, 2009

New York State’s 11-year, $600 million stem cell research initiative was approved as part of last year’s state budget; now labs can pay women to donate their eggs for research.  We are not sure yet what portion of the budget will fund the study of human oocytes (eggs), how the oocyte donors will be recruited, and how much the donors will be paid (although compensation will be within limits set by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

The full text of the resolution and public statement can be found on the NYSTEM website, “ESSCB Statement on the Compensation of Oocyte Donors” (New York State Stem Cell Science).

We will continue to post on this issue as we learn more.

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