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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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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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THINKING ABOUT SELLING YOUR SPERM OR EGGS?

Selling your sperm or eggs means much more than paying for a spring break vacation. This kind of irresponsible advertising (from a NY sperm bank*), only goes to show the lack of proper education given to prospective donors about decisions … Continue reading

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Egg Donor Medical Alert: Cooper Center for IVF.

I received this today from a former egg donor. If you used the Cooper Center for IVF between 1997-1999, or know anyone else that did, please see the postings for this clinic on the DSR. Contact Wendy if you need … Continue reading

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IVF, Test Tube Babies and Sperm Donation

Here’s one of my pet peeves: when people use the term​s “test tube babies” and “IVF” when talking about any type of assisted reproductive technology.  Particularly, methodologies that do not usually involve the use of IVF at all, like sperm donation. … 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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Egg Donors and Kinship- Guest Blogger Ellen Glazer

There is a poignant and powerful blog entry on the WEAD (We Are Egg Donors) website that I recommend to DSR readers. In it, 31-year-old Leah Campbell writes of her journey from two-time egg donor to Stage 4 Endometriosis patient … 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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The Katie Couric Show, WED JUNE11th!

The piece will feature a teenager and her parents meeting their egg donor, and her two daughters, for the first time! Very emotional, showing how important these connections can be- for all involved. Read about it in USA Today and … Continue reading

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