Serbia got its first reproductive cell bank which Health Minister Zlatibor Loncar said would allow the local population to solve their problems at home instead of abroad.
The reproductive cell bank was opened at the Gynecology Clinic in Belgrade to store reproductive cells.
Speaking at the opening of the bank, Loncar said the health care authorities want to attract as many donors as possible, adding that awareness has to be raised about the need for a facility like this.
He said that the bank will accept healthy women donors aged 21 to 34 and healthy men donors up to the age of 40 with guaranteed anonimity.
“Many more of us are dying than are being born. Let’s help the people who want to have children. The state will create the conditions but there is a part that people have to do themselves,” the minister said.
He said the government has secured more than a million Euros for equipment for what he said is a complex and expensive process.