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020 - Known Donor Clinic
we first heard about the known donor registry in an article in newsweek last fall. in a nutshell, it’s a social networking site for people looking for sperm donors and people that want to donate sperm. the article focused a bit on people who derive sexual pleasure from it, but it was made clear that it was full of people who just want to help people that want children but cannot conceive naturally [especially “same-sex” uterus-holding couples] and do not want to spend the money at a sperm bank, which also oftentimes discriminates and screens out potential donors for unnecessary reasons.
the website is a wealth of information and we got some valuable resources from it. however, it isn’t as active as i would’ve believed after such media coverage. i love the idea and have directed plenty of people with questions to it, but we never found any potential donors in our area that were still active and were interested in donating in ways other than “natural insemination”.
i encourage all of you to get the word out. if you are interested in helping people like us in the future, i encourage you to create a profile there to let them know you are willing to donate. it doesn’t require upkeep beyond replying to messages people send to you and really helps complicated situations like the ones we are going through. i would love to see this site more active and think it has the potential to help many more people. today’s page is not meant to be a criticism, but i hope it inspires someone to check it out.