by: ASRM Office of Public Affairs
Published in ASRM Bulletin Volume 15, Number 24
California’s AB 926, a bill to change the state law to allow egg donors to be compensated for donating to medical research studies, has passed both the Assembly and Senate and awaits the Governor’s signature.
At present, women donating eggs for research in California may be reimbursed for direct expenses, such as travel, but are prohibited from receiving compensation for their time, trouble, and inconvenience. Once the governor signs the bill into law, research egg donors will be allowed to receive compensation in the same manner as other medical research subjects.
ASRM was a sponsor of the bill and many California members contributed their time and efforts to make it successful. ASRM Board Member Marcelle Cedars, MD, Past-President David Adamson, MD, and Vice President Rebecca Sokol, M.D., M.P.H. , were instrumental to the bill’s passage.
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