Friday, August 11, 2006

Donor 3066

This is a scenario straight out of a creepy SF story.
...the sperm bank tests for major infectious illnesses such as hepatitis and HIV, but not more exotic medical conditions, and it is not required by law to do so. The sperm bank relies on donors to fill out medical histories extending back three generations.
You can probably guess what happened here.
So far, the mothers who were impregnated with 3066's sperm have been frustrated in their attempts to find out more about the man and confirm their suspicions that their children inherited their medical problems from him.
Is it not amazing that one can trace a used car's accident record and ownership history at the click of a button but not a sperm donor's family medical history?

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