This article argues that both legislating the end of anonymous gamete donation and allowing current children of anonymous gamete donation the ability to access identifying information about their donors is in the best interests of all parties involved in the donation process. Recipient-parents and donor-conceived children will benefit from having increased access to their donor's health information. Records access, including access to a donor's identifying information, will help donor-conceived children avoid potential incest and what is sometimes termed in adoption cases "genealogical bewilderment." Finally, banning anonymous donation will give potential gamete donors the ability to make a truly informed decision before donating, because, as evidenced by the teenager and his DNA kit, it is nearly impossible for anonymity contracts to truly guarantee that anonymity.
Michelle Dennison, Revealing Your Sources: The Case for Non-Anonymous Gamete Donation, 21 J.L. & Health 1 (2007-2008)