§ Mr. Horam
Most embryos currently in store were created from gametes from couples being treated together. In a small number of cases, donor gametes were used. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has issued guidance on the steps to be taken to alert couples and, where appropriate, donors to the arrangements available for extending the storage period. The authority has also had a series of meetings with centres where it has stressed the importance of making all reasonable effort to contact those whose embryos are nearing the end of their storage period.