Year End 2010 DSR Updates and News

We will be presenting our research on 759 donor offspring (paper has just been submitted to the journal Human Reproduction) at this year’s British Fertility Society’s meeting in Dublin during the first week of January.  We will also be presenting our poster on the research we did on sperm donors. We’re still writing this paper and hope to have it finished within the next few months.

We have another paper currently in press at Human Reproduction, that we co-authored with Cambridge University called “Sperm donors experiences of donating and being contacted by offspring”. This should be published within the next month or so.

We have submitted our paper on the non-bio parents, also to Human Reproduction.

We will start writing the paper on egg donor parents later this month.

We are moving forward with the tv show, although movement is very slow. We should have a pilot made by late Spring. At this point there are many more unknowns than knowns about the content of the show. I will update here when I know more.

The redesign of the DSR’s website is about 80% finished and we should launch sometime in January. (I am so excited!).

We are currently writing an NIH grant proposal with scientists at MIT for a DSR DNA databank. We will know if this is feasible sometime in 2011. Thanks to all who answered our 4-question survey about DNA testing. If anyone else wants to weigh in, the survey is here:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2KQX2PB

We also have our donor-grandparent survey open. If any donors’ parents are interested, we would love to hear from them.  Here is the link:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KY5XQGY

Happy holidays to everyone- we wish you all a wonderful 2011!

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