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Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives

Take part

We will be inviting sperm and egg donors, their partners and their parents to share their experiences with us. We expect to reach this stage of the project in spring or summer 2018, but if you are interested please do email Leah Gilman and we will let you know when we are starting interviews with donors and their families. 

Interviews with fertility counsellors

Women talking

If you are a fertility counsellor who works, or has worked, with post-2005 identity-release donors, we would like to invite you to share your experience with us in a research interview.

These interviews will help us understand the policy and practice context in which donation takes place. Interviews usually last about an hour. It would focus on your experience working with donors and how identity-release regulations are implemented in everyday practice.

The interviews are informal and conversational. They can take place whenever and wherever is convenient and comfortable for you.


Your participation in the project is confidential. What you say in the interview will be anonymised. We will not use real names, or other identifying details, in our publications or reports.

Any information you give us will be held securely and treated in strict confidence. Only anonymised data will be archived for use by other researchers and for training and teaching purposes.

This project has been approved by the University of Manchester Ethics Committee and will follow the Economic and Social Research Council’s statement on ethical practice. If you do decide to get involved in the project, you are free to withdraw at any time without giving a reason.

Contact us

To take part, or for more information, please contact :