Egg Donations: Legal, Ethical, Safe?

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Egg Donations: Legal, Ethical, Safe?
     From a clinical point of view, modern medicine’s research and efforts to cure or at least ease the problems of disease requires continuing research with stem cells and, just as often, eggs donated by willing and concerned women. Yet, there are some questions clouding this: Is donating eggs for such research moral and ethical? Is it legal that women can be paid for donations? First, the legal part: In the U.S. it is perfectly legal for a woman to donate her eggs, whether at a fertility clinic or for medical research. the exceptions are four states, Washington, New York, Nebraska and Michigan.
     Next, is there any health risk to the woman who donates. The emphasis on the following pages are that...
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