Central role of altruism in the recruitment of gamete donors.

  title={Central role of altruism in the recruitment of gamete donors.},
  author={Guido Pennings},
  journal={Monash bioethics review},
  volume={33 1},
This paper explores problems associated with using altruism as the central value in gamete donation, and in doing so draws on empirical data that sheds light on why gamete donors choose to donate. Donation of bodily material is, arguably, supposed to be motivated by altruism, and this is the view taken by many European governments. Other values are often ignored or rejected as morally inappropriate. This paper analyses some conceptual and practical problems with the use of altruism as the… CONTINUE READING