HC Deb 09 April 2003 vol 403 cc313-4W
Tim Loughton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether sperm donors are tested for AAT Deficiency. [106604]

Ms Blears

Sperm donation is regulated by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). The HFEA code of practice expects clinics recruiting donors to take all reasonable steps to prevent the transmission of serious genetic disorders by taking a thorough medical history from the prospective donor. Where the medical history of a prospective donor improving health. My Department has also been working closely with the Department of Health to ensure effective co-ordination of sport and health policy.

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