Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Freelance Sperm Donor
Here's an interesting story: a San Francisco bay-area engineer is being told by the FDA that he has to stop giving away his sperm to infertile couples. The FDA objects to the fact that the donor is not getting a blood test prior to each donation, as required by federal regulations. The donor, who promotes his free service on the web, decided to donate to couples on his own rather than through a clinic because he wasn't interested in payment for donation, wanted to give away his sperm for free, and didn't want the donor anonymity offered by clinics. He's interested in the possibility of playing a role in the lives of his children--which may keep him busy in the future, given that he's fathered 14 since 2007.