DFPS is providing information about embryo donation to the public in accordance with the Texas Family Code, Chapter 162, Subchapter H. If you are interested in embryo donation, you should should consult with medical and legal professionals.
Embryo donation is the act of transferring to another person a human embryo for implantation in any person who is not a genetic parent of the human embryo or the spouse of a genetic parent of the human embryo. See Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 159, Section 159.011(2).
Human cells or tissue intended for implantation, transplantation, infusion, or transfer into a human recipient are regulated by the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), a division of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The CBER has established regulations for human cells, tissues and cellular and tissue-based products to prevent the transmission of communicable disease. See Code.of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Part 1271.
For more information, see the following not-for-profit resources:
- National Fertility Support Center
- Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program
- National Embryo Donation Center
Inclusion of these links on the DFPS website is not an endorsement of the organizations.