Should fertility clinics be allowed to raffle off eggs and IVF treatment?

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Should fertility clinics be allowed to raffle off eggs and IVF treatment?
A London fertility clinic is offering fertility treatment and donated eggs in a raffle in an effort to raise publicity for a seminar it is holding this week.

The Genetics & IVF Institute (GIVF) provides women with eggs from donors who are profiled by racial background, health, upbringing and education, and the raffle prize, which involves both a donated egg from an American donor and treatment in the US, is worth over £13,000.

Receiving payment for egg donation is currently illegal in the UK, but in the US, health women with a college education can expect to earn up to $10,000 a time for their eggs, especially if they are good-looking. Smokers and overweight women are barred from donating eggs in most cases.

The GIVF has linked up with the London-based fertility clinic the Bridge Centre, who are offering the chance to win the treatment to promote a seminar for potential patients in London this Wednesday.

What do you think? Should this clinic be allowed to raffle off eggs and IVF treatment to advertise their services?

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