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The experiment will accept only fertilized eggs donations that were frozen at least 5 years ago, or longer than that (that are not going to be used for pregnancy process). Both spouses must agree to the donation. If the egg was fertilized from a sperm donation, only the women consent is necessary. These fertilized eggs will not be used to create a fetus.
The stem cells that will be produced in this experience will be kept frozen and will be used in research and development and transplantations for years.
The stem cells will be used in Israel and abroad for the purposes of research and might be used in transplantations in accordance with the ethical rules. You will not get any information regarding such transplantations and you will not be able to influence such transplantations.
Since the goal is to use these stem cells in transplantations, you will go through a few medical tests and interviews similar to the tests that people do before giving a blood donation. In the interview you will be asked as to your medical history and family medical history. You will give a blood sample and the sample will be kept frozen. If there will be a need to test your blood again in the future, you will need to give a separate consent for that. The blood test results will be provided to you.
The fetus donors will not get any financial compensation for their donation.

Detailed information regarding the research:
Producing stem cells of a fetusà a resource of potential cells for transplantation.
The goals of the research
Many diseases are caused by cell dysfunction. In many cases, it is impossible to improve their dysfunction by drugs or surgery and the only way to treat this problem is to transplant cells or organs.
The lack of cells, organs and tissues that are available for transplantation could be solved by producing stem cells of a fetus. These stem cells of a fetus are produced from a fetus at the 5th or 6th day after fertilizations. After producing these stem cells of a fetus, the fetus will not be able to continue his existence.  These stem cells are able to reproduce indefinitely and they can turn into any cell in the human body (blood cells, heart cells, nerve cells etc.). Therefore, these stem cells can be used as a resource of cells for a future transplantation and to cure a wide range of diseases (such as diabetes etc.).

[ * ] = Certain confidential information contained in this document, marked by brackets, has been omitted and filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 24b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
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