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Doctor insights on: I Want To Know How Many Kids Were From Two Anonymous Donors

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How often do men not tell their kids they used anonymous donor sperm?

How often do men not tell their kids they used anonymous donor sperm?

Disclosure % ?: I'm not sure the percentage of parents who disclosure vs. those who do not. If you are stuck on whether to disclose or not, meet with a psychologist in the field. They can give you a lot of food for thought that will help you and your partner make a more informed decision. Usually one session can help address this kind of question. ...Read more

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Can you have ehlers-danlos syndrome without a parent knowing they having it? Anonymous donor child.

Can you have ehlers-danlos syndrome without a parent knowing they having it? Anonymous donor child.

Absolutely: This condition often occurs without the patients knowledge. Because there are may differents patterns of this problem from mild to severe. ...Read more

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What happens if at 18 child wants to meet donor, but donor does not?

What happens if at 18 child wants to meet donor, but donor does not?

Then Not: 1st of all, donor of what? But a donor of anything such as an organ transplant, has the right to privacy. ...Read more

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Should I use donor registry to find sibling or donor for my child first?

Should I use donor registry to find sibling or donor for my child first?

Depends: I have had parents that were successful in finding the same but anonymous donor at a sperm bank that helped them with a second pregnancy, assuring some similarity in the physical appearance of their two kids. Success in their situation came when the donor was still working with the bank.You can discuss such an option with local facilities if this is your ?. ...Read more

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I really want to help women who would like to have children. I would like to know facts about being an eff donor. For instance: do I pay out of my pocket?

I really want to help women who would like to have children. I would like to know facts about being an eff donor. For instance: do I pay out of my pocket?

No you don't: Usually all expenses are paid by the recipient woman/couple. Check wikipedia.Org/wiki/egg_donation which outlines process. However you are probably too old to be either an egg donor or a surrogate. Your intentions are laudable. I wish there were more people like you. ...Read more

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Should an unrelated marrow donor search be initiated if my child has no related donor?

Yes: The bone marrow transplantation program at ucsf is certified by the nmdp to facilitate unrelated donor searches and transplants. The process begins with a simple blood test designed to evaluate the recipient's hla genes. This blood test, called hla typing, identifies antigens or proteins located on the surface of their cells that are important for immune function. ...Read more

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How many kids are from donor sperm treatments?

Unknown: Based on reporting that appeared in the new york times on may 14, 2012: "it is not known how many children are born each year using sperm donors, because mothers of donor offspring are not required to report their births. By some estimates, there are more than a million children in this country conceived with donated sperm or eggs. ". ...Read more

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Any medical research on art kids meeting donors?

Any medical research on art kids meeting donors?

Yes: There is quite a bit of deliberation on this topic, as well as case history studies on the boston pediatric hospital's website, under renal transplant. ...Read more

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Is there a living gamete donor registry for kids?

Is there a living gamete donor registry for kids?

Not aware of any: There are both rules regarding patient confidentiality at both the federal and state level. State by state rules vary but are centered in limiting access to personal medical information. For such a registry to exist the donor or donors would first have to agree to share their identifying information.I don't see that happening in the present environment. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of surrogacy vs donor child?

What are the advantages of surrogacy vs donor child?

Surrogacy vs donor: Surrogacy means that you and your partner provide the egg and the sperm, but someone else becomes pregnant and delivers. You have to have the legal papers in order because you have to adopt. Donor child usually means that a sperm donor provided the sperm, but you conceive and deliver a child that is genetically yours, but the male portion of heredity isn't your husband. In the later you are preg. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about my son's genomics. He is a donor child.?

Helpful information: The family history is helpful when a disease with known genetic implications may be involved.Disorders like huntington's disease are worrisome since it only takes one gene for expression & a donor could pass it. Of lesser impact are polygene issues like heart defects, asthma & diabetes. Most donor centers screen the family history & reject problem donors.Some may or may not release their info. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for egg donors who want to have children of their own in the future?

What are the risk factors for egg donors who want to have children of their own in the future?

We don't think any: As far as we know being an egg donor does not affect your future fertility potential. But 'just to be safe' as well as to reduce the chances of kids from the same donor having kids together, we limit each donor to no more than 6 egg donation cycles in her lifetime, across the us. As part of becoming a donor you will be tested to make sure you have normal or above-average egg supply / fertility. ...Read more

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If my child was one of the many and maybe latest conceived from a donor, would donor be more or less open to meeting at 18?

If my child was one of the many and maybe latest conceived from a donor, would donor be more or less open to meeting at 18?

An anonymous gift!: Sperm donors and egg donors may want to remain anonymous, in which case a recipient can consider the donation a wonderful anonymous gift. Some donors may at some time want to know where all their biological offspring are, and more likely, the children would be curious about from whose egg or sperm they originated. Life can get complicated, so anonymity is often a blessing. ...Read more

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Why are there so few anonymous kidney donations? Is the main obstacle $, risk, stigma, etc? Also, why is the number of donors growing?

Why are there so few anonymous kidney donations? Is the main obstacle $, risk, stigma, etc? Also, why is the number of donors growing?

Not true: Actually kidney donation rates have either stagnated or decreased. Here is an article: http://www.Cihi.Ca/cihi-ext-portal/internet/en/document/types+of+care/specialized+services/organ+replacements/release_13feb12. ...Read more

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How many kids have been born from donor eggs?

How many kids have been born from donor eggs?

No U.S. registry: We do not know how many families have been successful with donor egg. The U.S. does not have a required registry. I imagine future legislation will change that, like Australia. ...Read more

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Should my child have counselling if a donor conceived child?

Should my child have counselling if a donor conceived child?

Depends: If you think your child is having difficulties than yes. Just bc child is donor conceived doesn't mean they need therapy. Research suggests disclosure from the parent(s) an early age is best. We have learn from adoption studies that around 7 some identity issues might surface. Keep an eye out for behavioral problems and consult w/ child psych as needed. ...Read more

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How to overcome an identity crisis at 16 if donor child?

How to overcome an identity crisis at 16 if donor child?

Therapy: I would advise seeking some professional counseling and therapy. Identity crisis at 16 can be normal can also lead to significant distress if not properly addressed. ...Read more

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How many kidneys are removed from a cadaver donor? One or two?

How many kidneys are removed from a cadaver donor? One or two?

Both: In general, both of the kidneys from the deceased donors are procured and allocated to two recipients. ...Read more

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