Banning egg and sperm donor anonymity does not result in a drop of donors.

From a poster in the DSR’s Yahoo Group:

There are frequent comments that ending donor anonymity will automatically
result in a drop in donor numbers.

The HFEA in the UK has updated its figures to include two more years showing that the numbers of UK sperm donors have gone *up* six years in a row since the ending of anonymity, thus reversing a three year decline. The 480 sperm donors in 2010 was the highest figure since they started keeping records, and more than double the figure in 2004 just before anonymity ended. The numbers of egg donors have also gone up four years in a row, and the 1258 egg donors in 2010 was the second highest figure ever.

All new donors registered:

Year Sperm donors Egg donors
1992 375 451
1993 426 528
1994 417 732
1995 414 749
1996 419 806
1997 343 910
1998 256 943
1999 302 1,120
2000 323 1,241
2001 327 1,302
2002 288 1,174
2003 257 1,032
2004 239 1,107
2005 272 1,023
2006 303 803
2007 360 1,024
2008 405 1,167
2009 438 1,202
2010 480 1,258

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