Monthly Archives: July 2008

Danish Sperm Banks Promote Anonymity

Before you choose a Danish sperm bank (or an anonymous sperm donor), please try and remember that many donor conceived people want very badly to connect with their half siblings and/or donors. February 01, 2008 STUDENTS OF AARHUS BREATHE RELIEF … Continue reading

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Fairfax Cryobank and CLI Cryobank

This information was taken from both the CLI and Fairfax websites. It was sent to me by a member. I question a few things….4-5,000 children born each year from DI? All other estimates hover around 30,000-40,000. How in the world … Continue reading

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What Donor Conceived People Want to Know

We are looking into have a Q & A page where donors can answer as many of these questions as they are comfortable with, within their DSR posting. For now though, here is a listing of some of the things … Continue reading

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Donor Siblings Decades Apart in Age?

Here is something else to ponder…we are seeing sibling groups with wide age gaps in age, one group has kids listed that are 19 years apart, one just posted today with kids 12 years apart. When will banks start taking … Continue reading

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Large Groups of Half Siblings

As most of you know, the sperm banks are unaware of exactly how many kids are born from any given donor. (Estimates are that only 40% of women report back on their live births). We have quite a few very … Continue reading

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Couples Counseled to “Not Tell”?

I have had quite a few people join the DSR this week with notes saying that they are not telling their child that they are donor conceived because their husband will not allow it. For heterosexual couples out there: Did … Continue reading

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Audrey’s Story

Audrey has so kindly given her permission for me to reproduce her article here, saying ” I hope it resonates with other children of artificial insemination and their experiences growing up without a dad.” Artificial Insemination Yields Real Family Blazer … Continue reading

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New Book by Former Sperm Donor

NEW BOOK!!! Pig Blood: A collection of autobiographical short stories by a former sperm donor Sandman. http://www.cabrimed.org/book.jsp What if you had dozens of children whom you had never met – never seen?  If you were an anonymous semen donor, like … Continue reading

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Letter from our C.U. Intern re: Our Arcus Foundation Grant and Project

Hello DSR members! My name is Jessica Frantz and I have been working as an intern this summer with the Donor Sibling Registry.  What an amazing opportunity this has been and continues to be! Every success story I hear fills … Continue reading

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Choosing Sperm Banks, Donors and Posting on the DSR

We continue to have people come to the site to research clinics and specific sperm donors. A reminder: we have many user comments and stories for most of the sperm banks on our “Resources” page.  You will need to sign … Continue reading

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