Sperm extraction by parents of Chinese male donors at West Point Military Academy

 Sperm extraction by parents of Chinese male donors at West Point Military Academy

According to CNN, on February 23, Peter, who had fainted in the ski resort, was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center in New York to help him. Three days later, he was declared brain dead.

Recently, Peters parents asked the medical center to perform sperm extraction, but the hospital said the operation must be approved by the court.

According to postmortem fertility guidelines issued by the Ethics Committee of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine in 2018, only with the written consent of the deceased or his spouse can postmortem sperm extraction be performed in accordance with ethical norms, while parents have no moral right because they do not participate in the reproductive process of their children, and hospitals have the right to decide whether to consent to the operation.

Peters parents filed an application in court on March 1. In a document, they pleaded with the court to consider the tradition of succession. A very important part of Chinese culture is succession. Peter, the only son of Zhu, is the only man in the family. When he was alive, he often told us how much he wanted to have his own children. If the operation can not be carried out as soon as possible, we will never have the only chance to realize Peters wish and continue Zhus blood.

Peter signed an organ donation agreement before his death, and his organ transplantation operation took place on March 1. Since then, the hospital has no obligation to provide life-sustaining treatment for him.

Due to time constraints, New York Supreme Court Judge John Colangelo approved Peters parentsrequest two hours after the application was submitted. Colangelo said that Peters sperm should be stored in a sperm bank or other facility chosen by his family until the court finally decides on the matter. It is reported that another hearing will be held on March 21 at the Supreme Court of Westchester County, New York.

Peter, from California, had a bright future. He would graduate from West Point Military Academy in 2019 and then go to Maryland for medical school.

In a school statement, General Steve Gilan, the commander of West Point cadets, praised Peter as one of the best cadets of his time. He has fulfilled the aspirations, responsibilities and honors of cadets at the military academy.

On March 5, the military academy held a public memorial ceremony for Peter, who will also be buried in the West Point Military Academy cemetery.

Source of this article: Peng Mei News Responsible Editor: Xun Jianguo_NN7379