In this unique, detailed show, we hear directly from a formerly
anonymous sperm donor (now running this service for donor families
contributed for 15 years, about the contact he has now had with a
few of his offspring. We talk about how the industry has changed
since he provided fresh sperm to infertile couples. He honestly
discusses his motivations at the time, the responsibility he now
feels for the 200-plus offspring he estimates he now has, and what
his experience tells him about the interest donor-conceived
offspring have about their donor. After he made contact with
offspring via the Donor Sibling Registry, he admits to confusion
about the best way to proceed and talks openly about the issues it
has brought to his own family life. He also talks about the value
he believes donated gametes have in enabling people to build their
own family, despite the complications it can bring.
This show was sponsored by California Cryobank.