Tag Archives: California Cryobank

Choosing a Sperm Bank…What To Know

An open letter to anyone choosing a sperm bank: Hello Future Parents, I am so glad that you’re reading this, and that you are doing your due diligence. And I know, this can seem completely overwhelming- hang in there! Honestly, … Continue reading

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Sperm & Egg Donation: Telling is the First Step

In 2000 when my son and I started the Donor Sibling Registry (DSR) (initially as a Yahoo chat discussion group), the predominant conversation was about disclosure. Back then many, mostly straight, parents were invested in keeping the secret, and came … Continue reading

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Half Siblings from Sperm and Egg Donation

Three half sisters meet Family can be formed and defined in so many different ways, but biology has always been the most common family bond. If biology didn’t matter, we’d give birth to our babies, and then just pick any … Continue reading

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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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Sperm and Egg Donation: 10 Things Your Doctor, Clinic, or Sperm Bank Won’t Tell You

10 Things Your Doctor, Clinic, or Sperm Bank Won’t Tell You 1. Most donors* and recipients are not properly educated, counseled, or informed beforehand about the needs and rights of the children they are helping to create. This includes the importance of … Continue reading

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California Cryobank Discourages Donors From Posting on the DSR

For those of you who used California Cryobank, and wonder why your donor hasn’t yet registered on the DSR, here’s a possible reason why: A former California Cryobank donor just emailed me about what CCB had just told him about … Continue reading

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C’mon California Cryobank- 2 Heartbreaking Stories

Two Donor Sibling Registry posts from yesterday- one from an offspring and one from a mom, both about California Cryobank: 1. I was told last year (after exhausting attempts to get information from CCB), that my sperm donor had passed away … Continue reading

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Biology and Birth Certificates: Our Right to Accuracy

Most U.S. citizens raised by their biological parents never question whether the information on their birth certificates is accurate. With the evolution of adoption and alternate means of conceiving a child, “accurate” is an increasingly subjective term. Is the purpose … Continue reading

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Ireland Bans Anonymous Sperm Donation!

Another country joins the growing list of nations to ban anonymous donation! Just waiting for the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) (read: sperm banks and egg clinics) to somehow call this a “violation of reproductive rights”. This is how … Continue reading

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Donor Sibling Registry Turns 14 Today!

14 Years Ago Today! Opening message on the DSR’s Yahoo Group: Sep 3, 2000 7:32 AM “I am the mother of an awesome 10 year old donor child. I know that he has at least 3 donor siblings and would … Continue reading

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