RUNNING TRIALS: Rotunda Hospital; FREEZING THE FUTURE: Sperm bank
Mr Rizza said most of the clients who come to the sperm bank
are couples who request a donor with the same physical features as the father-to-be.
Plotz, an editor at Slate magazine, has written an engaging and surprisingly funny book about the history of the Nobel sperm bank
, the men who donated to it, and the more than 200 children it, er, spawned.
It begins by examining the development of AID and the eugenic interests it provoked and then turns to the rise of the modern sperm bank
, exploring the growth of the industry and the ways in which it markets the "traits" of donors, playing to popular notions of heritability that have no scientific standing.
1, all sperm banks
not approved by the ministry will be put out of business, the article said.
The high court agreed that a donor could be forced to testify in a couple's lawsuit that claims a sperm bank
and its doctors failed to disclose that the donor had a family history of kidney disease.
Their world, however, is not only that of Village of the Damned and sperm bank
When I recovered sperm from another young man who had died of a gunshot wound, his parents followed me to the sperm bank
and were comforted when they saw motile sperm from their son.
Fairfax Cryobank is the first donor sperm bank
to launch an online tool that provides clients and their physicians with updated information about a sperm donor's medical status.
JUST nine donors have been accepted by the UK's Birminghambased national sperm bank
in the year since it opened, its boss revealed.
"To a child a donor is not a donor but part of them and to grow up without that part can be damaging.
It was a similar situation for his wife Jill, who was aware who her real father is when she sought more information about him from the sperm bank
when Jill turned 18.