Sperm Donor Aged 72 to Father Own Grandchild

SpermA 72-year-old London man is to become the sperm-donor father to his own "grandchild".

The anonymous man has been given permission to donate his sperm to his daughter-in-law to allow her to become a mother.

The decision by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority means the baby born to the couple will be the grandfather's genetic child and its father's half-brother.

The case - believed to be the first of its kind in Britain - was sparked after the husband and wife's attempt for a child via IVF treatment failed because the man's sperm was not of high quality. The couple then turned to the husband's father in a bid to produce a child which is a close genetic match.

Source: Evening Standard
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