Budapest, June 26 (MTI) – Hungary’s health authority, the ANTSZ, has launched proceedings against an reproduction centre which had been found importing semen illegally from a Danish sperm bank since 2013.
ANTSZ was alerted in March that genetically faulty sperms were transported to Hungary to be used in artificial insemination, the ANTSZ said in a statement on Friday. The organisation involved, the Budapest-based Krio Institute, is suspected of breeching the criminal code by trafficking with human sperm, the statement said.
Hungarian laws currently do not allow semen to be imported from another country and the same donors can only father four offspring while in Denmark this limit is 12. In addition, a face-to-face meeting with the donor is a requirement in Hungary, which is not possible when the donors are from abroad, it added.