Sperms for sale

Do you know who your father is? Do you know your siblings? What if you fell in love with a person who is your sibling – same father different mothers. In today’s world of buy and sell, there are many students some of them medical students who sell their sperms to help pay for university costs without a thought of where there sperms end up or whether their sperm might have father a sibling.

One woman who used a sperm back recently got the shock of her life when she discovered that her child’s biological sperm donor had fathered 150 children. Ouch! That’s a bit much.  What does that say about children and their right to know, what does that say about or value of human life?

I just ask the questions, I don’t know the answers. I do not know the situation of those families who desperately want to have their own children and  can’t conceive with their partners and have to look elsewhere.  Somewhere, somehow there needs to be more scrutiny in this matter to prevent genetic complications for children who might unwittingly fall in love with a sibling and produce children with genetic defects. Please.

Click on the link and read the story

Today there are 150 children, all conceived with sperm from one donor, in this group of half siblings, and more are on the way. “It’s wild when we see them all together — they all look alike,” said Ms. Daily, 48, a social worker in the Washington area who sometimes vacations with other families in her son’s group.

…No one knows how many children are born in this country each year using sperm donors. Some estimates put the number at 30,000 to 60,000, perhaps more. Mothers of donor children are asked to report a child’s birth to the sperm bank voluntarily, but just 20 to 40 percent of them do so, said Wendy Kramer, founder of the Donor Sibling Registry.

 

Ryan Kramer was born by AI

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/06/health/06donor.html?_r=1&hpw

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