Young medical student dies while donating too much at sperm bankBy Mason White 12:35 PM September 15, 2014
By: Anika Rao
A family was left broken hearted after their son died while donating sperm at a fertility clinic.
23-year-old Zheng Gang, a medical student, has died while donating to a sperm bank.
The student had been donating sperm when he was found dead at the fertility clinic at the Wuhan University in China, after he suffered a heart attack.
Workers became concerned after he was in the room for over two hours. A nurse who went to check on him, found Gang unconscious on the floor.
Despite attempts to revive him, Gang was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities said that this was his fourth visit to the sperm bank in 10 days.
The incident was published only recently after Gang’s family took the sperm bank to court, claiming they were responsible for his death.
His family sued the university for 500,000 pounds (£1 = $1.62) in compensation, saying that he had been pressured into donating.
The family also claimed that nurses did not handle the situation properly when he was found unconscious.
A lower court had awarded the family £19,000 plus £8,000 in funeral costs, but the family was unhappy and had appealed.
The High Court dismissed the action, saying that Gang was mature enough to make his own decisions regarding the donations.
The High Court has now upheld the lower court’s decision of the amount the family should be compensated.