Court prohibited a British woman to bear and give birth to her grandchildren
Few weeks ago almost all the population of Great Britain was discussing the negative decision of the Supreme Court on the legal claim of 59-year old British woman to settle a claim against the cryobank of the country where the eggs of her died daughter are stored.
Her only not married and childless daughter died few years ago at the age of 25 because of the stomach cancer. Starting the course of serious treatment, she donated her eggs to the special cryobank hoping to get pregnant using her frozen material after the successful course of chemotherapy. Unfortunately, in few months the young woman died.
After the funeral an old woman decided to take the eggs of her daughter from the cryobank and use them at the reproductive centre. Her plan was quite fantastic but, at the same time, possible: fertility specialists would fertilize the eggs of her died daughter with donor’s sperm and then transferred the embryos into the woman’s uterus. Theoretically, an old woman could bear and give birth to her own grandchildren.
But staff of the cryobank refused to give eggs to a woman as her died daughter didn’t compose any written instructions in the case of her death.
It’s a pity, the Supreme Court also refused to help the old woman to get such a desired grandchildren. But if there was written instructions, the decision might be positive.