Wendy Kramer is Director of the Donor Sibling Registry (DSR). The DSR is a charity organization, founded in 2000 by Wendy and her donor-conceived son Ryan, to assist individuals conceived as a result of sperm, egg or embryo donation that are seeking to make mutually desired contact with others with whom they share genetic ties. With more than 42,000 worldwide members, the DSR has helped to connect more than 10,900 people with their half-siblings and/or their donors. Without any outside support, the DSR has pioneered an international discussion about the donor conception industry and the families, with its research, speaking engagements and media appearances.
Wendy has co-authored several published papers on donor-conception, has reviewed abstracts for the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and has also been a peer reviewer for the journals Human Reproduction and RBM Online. She was Associate Producer on the Style Network's 2011 Emmy nominated show Sperm Donor and on MTV News & Docs, series Generation Cryo, that aired in December 2013. Wendy and her son Ryan have appeared on 60 Minutes, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America and many other news shows and publications. Wendy is co-author of the book Finding our Families: A first-of-a-kind Book for Donor Conceived People and Their Families
Wendy holds a B.A. from Long Island University. Wendy's CV
Ryan Kramer, a donor-conceived person, is Co-Founder of the Donor Sibling Registry (DSR) and continues to co-manage the organization with his mother Wendy. Ryan graduated high school at age 14, received an undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering at age 18, a Master's in Engineering Management at 19. He has worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and currently works at Sierra Nevada as a program manager on the Dream Chaser program.
Wendy and Ryan have been invited to present research and speak at conferences around the world by such diverse groups as: the ASRM, ESHRE, British Fertility Society, CRYO, Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction, Australian Fertility Society, Single Mothers by Choice, LGBT Organizations, Assocation of Managers in Obstetrics and Gynacology, DePaul University College of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, The Television Critics Association, The Infertility Network, University of Montreal Bioethics Program, Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver, and the Association of Healthcare Journalists.