Donor conception: developing resources and practice guidance

This project will seek to address the information and support needs of the 30,000+ UK donor conceived children and their families, the 20,000+ donors and their families, and those who are contemplating creating a family through donor treatment or becoming donors.

The grantholders will aim to address a series of gaps in the information and support available to donor conception parents and family members, and to donor conceived children, by developing a range of materials and activities to help encourage sensitive disclosure about donor conception origins. 

Project details



Walter Merricks, Donor Conception Network

Jane Ellis, Donor Conception Network

Dr Marilyn Crawshaw, University of York

Funding programme

Open Door

Grant amount and duration


June 2012 - May 2013