Monthly Archives: October 2009

Sperm Donor with Heart Defect Article- A Response With Corrections

In response to the article on the sperm donor who passed along a serious heart defect, Donor Sibling Registry Board member, Dr. Kirk Maxey, sent this letter to the editors at JAMA: Dear Sirs; It is admirable to note that … Continue reading

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Free Counseling/Research on Sperm Donors and Donor Conceived People

The Donor Sibling Registry is still offering a free first counseling session with one of our licensed therapists. We realize the importance of being able to speak with someone in the mental health profession who is also well versed with … Continue reading

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Sperm Donor with Serious Genetic Issues- The need for genetic testing of donors.

From Today’s Journal of the American Medical Association: “Implications of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Transmitted by Sperm Donation” JAMA, 10/21/09, Vol. 302, Number 15, p. 1681-1704, including commentary A donor who had no knowledge of of underlying heart disease, donated to a … Continue reading

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Survey for Sperm Donors

Link to survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=tKA_2bB9T_2bPBXER4yIjm_2fUMQ_3d_3d We are hoping to gather insightful sperm donor information so that we can better educate the industry and also have donor conceived people and recipients better understand the motivations, thoughts, desires and hesitations of former sperm … Continue reading

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Survey for donor conceived people with heterosexual single moms, or moms and dads.

Please pass along- you do not have to be a DSR member to participate. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=yxS6EHgz_2fBei8YHhY69e9Q_3d_3d We have assembled the following survey intended for donor conceived youth and adults who are children in both single mom and mom/dad families. Our goal … Continue reading

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Survey for donor conceived children of GLBTQ parents

Hello! We have assembled the following survey intended for donor conceived youth and adults who have one or more LGBTQ identified parents. Over the years the Donor Sibling Registry has gathered information from a myriad of families, but we believe … Continue reading

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Idant Laboratories…Use Caution

As we have seen, many sperm banks are very attentive at first, when you are trying to get pregnant. But then later on down the line when there is a medical issue, or perhaps there is a donor conceived person … Continue reading

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New England Cryogenic News Story

I’d like to comment on the news story that hit the press yesterday: “Court denies effort to ID sperm donor for child support”. The case of Jane Doe v  XYZ Co is primarily a case about obtaining sperm donor identity.  … Continue reading

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