Is it really possible to maintain anonymity when using donor sperm, egg, or embryo in an age of mail order genetic testing? What are options in donor sperm, donor egg, and embryo adoption? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Michelle Ottey, Director of Operations at Fairfax Cryobank, and Melanie Mikkelsen, LCSW, infertility counselor and Donor Liaison at Seattle Reproductive Medicine.

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Hit the Highlights
  • Third party reproduction: Using donor sperm, donor egg, donor embryo.
  • What options are available for knowing the identity of the donor in sperm donation?
  • What options are available for knowing the identity of the donor in egg donation?
  • What options are available for knowing the identity of the donor in embryo donation?
  • Who is primarily using donor sperm?
  • Who is primarily using donor egg?
  • Who is primarily using donor embryo?
  • Are parents telling their kids? Break into donor sperm, donor egg, and donor embryo?
  • How direct to consumer or mail order genetic testing is impacting donors?
  • How direct to consumer or mail order genetic testing is impacting donor-conceived people?
  • How direct to consumer or mail order genetic testing is impacting intended parents?
  • Is it truly possible to donate sperm or egg anonymously anymore?
  • Correction to statement on the show: 23andMe does offer a panel of carrier tests (it is small about 15 diseases) and they have genetic counselors on staff to discuss of clients are found be carriers.
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