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The DSR Files an FDA Citizen’s Petition

We filed a “Citizen’s Petition” to the FDA, and it’s now available for people to add comments. Please, add your comments, as the more we get, the better our chances of accomplishing something (anything….even a further conversation with the FDA … Continue reading

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An Invitation to All Sperm Banks

I’d like to set a challenge to all sperm banks in the US. I invite you to follow in the steps of many egg clinics and agencies, and offer your donors and parents the option of writing the Donor Sibling … Continue reading

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A Sperm Bank Director Speaks

https://www.dropbox.com/home?preview=20151207_133623.mp4 Unfortunately, this interview gives insight into many of the problems within the sperm banking industry. Sperm bank staff, including directors, are too often misinformed and can also be dishonest when presenting “facts” about donor anonymity, accurate record keeping, contacting … Continue reading

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The Ethical Sperm Bank: An All-Open Sperm Bank. An Idea Whose Time Has Come.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wendy-kramer/the-ethical-sperm-bank-an_b_7841180.html A cultural phenomenon is growing these days in the world of gamete donation. The voices of the donor-conceived are growing louder and clearer, and the vast majority express that knowing or having known the identity of their donors is … Continue reading

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Discrepancies in Egg Donor Reporting

There is a huge discrepancy between the numbers that the reproductive medicine industry reports for the health of egg donors following donation. This is important information sometimes given to donors before they donate, to reassure them that the process is … Continue reading

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A Couple of Fairfax Cryobank Experiences

From a DSR member: “We recently identified our donor via DNA testing and a geneticist. I sent him a message yesterday and he said he had called the bank (Fairfax), and asked to change his status to known and they … Continue reading

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Making choices from a place of love or fear?

I’ve done some mulling over since the taping of the Katie Couric Show, and have simplified this issue down to the basics.  Here are my thoughts: Getting to spend time with Janet, Jim, and Brittan before, and after the Katie … Continue reading

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FoxNews.com- Great Story on Offspring Connecting on the DSR

More children born from sperm donors seeking out genetic family By Amanda Woerner Published January 24, 2014 FoxNews.com John Robbart used the Donor Sibling Registry to connect with his two half-sisters, Natalie (L) and Mina (R). John Robbart, a 23-year-old … Continue reading

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DSR’s Sperm Donor TV Special Nominated for a daytime Emmy!

The Donor Sibling Registry’s Sperm Donor Special was Emmy nominated for a “Special Class Programming” Emmy!! To view: http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshh0XTWQnc2EkQI49zg

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DSR BioNews Commentary

A call by the Donor Sibling Registry to stop using the figures of 30,000 – 60,000 US sperm donor births 08 May 2012 By Wendy Kramer Wendy Kramer is director of the Donor Sibling Registry Appeared in BioNews 655 In … Continue reading

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