Tag Archives: Sperm Donor

Donor Conception: Old vs. New Thinking

  Old thinking: Infertility is something to be ashamed of. New thinking: Coming to terms with infertility is a process. With proper education and counseling, healing can begin so that the shame of infertility isn’t passed along to the child … 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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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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Children Meeting Half Siblings

I have read one recent blog, and been interviewed by one researcher in the past week about DSR offspring only reporting “good” experiences in regards to meeting half siblings, and wanting to hear about some of the “bad” experiences. After … Continue reading

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Donor 3541 California Cryobank- Medical Alert

ALERT: Donor 3541 California Cryobank! From a DSR Mom: “My children have a disease called cavernous malformation disease: gene is called CCM1 (this is what all his offspring & he should be tested for). All three who have it, have … 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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Current News Stories and the Best Interests of the Children

There have been many articles, blogs and commentaries written lately about these types of news stories (see below), most focusing on the relevant laws, and the rights and responsibilities of the parents.  Not one that I have seen has addressed … 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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