Donating embryos for human embryonic stem cell hESC research a committee opinion

Human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research is an ethically acceptable disposition for human embryos in excess of those needed to meet the fertility needs of patients.

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Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Volume 100, Issue 4, Pages 935-939, October 2013

Abstract

hESC research is an ethically acceptable use of human embryos that are in excess of those needed to meet the fertility goals of patients. The ethical basis for this view and issues to be considered during the informed consent process for the donation of embryos are developed in this document. This report replaces the Committee’s 2009 report, Donating Spare Embryos for Stem Cell Research (Fertil Steril 2009;91(3):667-70).

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