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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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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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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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The Donor Sibling Registry’s Worldwide Reach

The Donor Sibling Registry’s reach is worldwide. In June we had new members joining from the UK, Israel, Canada, Australia, France, Norway, Denmark, Spain, & Sweden. These families used major US sperm banks that ship internationally, and also small clinics … 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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Connecting Donor Families – Calling All Airlines!

Madi, a donor conceived college student on the Donor Sibling Registry had a great idea for her school project. This is what she wrote to me a few weeks ago: In our class we have been given the vague assignment … Continue reading

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Sperm Banks and Egg Clinics Take Note

I just received the following email today. If anyone is still questioning the importance of comprehensive medical and genetic testing of donors, and the urgency in regards to being able to update and share medical information amongst families…read on. When … Continue reading

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Donor Sibling Registry “Copycat” Sites- Why Dilute the Search?!

Over the past decade there have been a couple of Donor Sibling Registry “copycat” sites. These sites offer some of the same capabilities that the DSR has offered.  Recently I have seen some new ones cropping up. There are repercussions … Continue reading

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Review of The Delivery Man

Both Ryan and I really liked The Delivery Man.  While the story was filled with holes and some things that didn’t really make sense, many of the overall sentiments and issues were very relevant and true to real life. While … Continue reading

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WNYC Story on Finding Donors Via DNA Testing

WNYC Radio: Ryan’s biological father speaks publicly for the first time about being found through DNA testing. Lost, Then Found http://www.onthemedia.org/story/lost-then-found/

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