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Offspring Limits

PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:22 am
by hoppingpenguin
What is CLI's policy for limiting the number of reported pregnancies for a donor?

Re: Offspring Limits

PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:33 pm
by CLI Moderator
This is directly from the Cryogenic Laboratories, Inc website regarding limations on donor births.

Limitations on Donor Births:

a.CLI limits the total number of births for any donor based on the application of several criteria. Specifically, a donor's sales will cease when either of the following criteria is reached:
1.Maximum of 25-30 family units (children from the same donor living in one home) reported within the U.S.; OR
2.Total number of units sold reaches our designated limit (actual numbers are not disclosed)

b.Family units who have children by the same donor will not be sold additional donor units if the maximum number of sold units has been reached.

c.In addition, we also monitor the reported location of births and limit the geographic distribution of a donor consistent with the guideline of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

d.In order to help us monitor the number of births associated with any donor, it is important that everyone be diligent in reporting births to us. Please go to the pregnancy reporting page or call us with your information.

e.Most donors typically sell out their entire inventory before the limits are reached.

f.If a donor has reached his maximum limits on family units or total sales, then reactivation of that donor is not available. (Reactivation means that a donor can be asked to provide additional samples after he has left the program. The donor must first agree to be reactivated and if he does the client agrees to pay all costs which typically exceed several thousand dollars.)

Re: Offspring Limits

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:11 pm
by Chris
I read elsewhere in the forum where a recipient mom was told the donor she chose already had 10 - 15 children. Can I find out the number of children Donor 1073 had through his donations (I have a 23 year old daughter using his sperm)? I am told he donated between 1985 - 1987. I am also curious as to when CLI started shipping vials outside of the USA.

Thank you for any information you can provide.

Chris

Re: Offspring Limits

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:45 pm
by CLI Moderator
Yes, we give a range of pregnancies reported, even for the older donors. Of course, it was much more difficult to track pregnancy reports for many donors before the ease of the internet, but CLI did keep records of what was received.

Please give CLI client services a call to get that range at 1-800-466-2796.