Scandal: Do not say a rare disease, sperm donor condemned to death more than 20 children
American sperm donor named John gave his children a deadly genetic disorder. This became known after the press got the story of Rebecca Blackwell client Sperm Bank of California, and her 15-year-old son Tyler. Three years ago, they decided to find her father. When it is still possible, it turns out, the sperm donor was a rare hereditary aortic heart disease, which can kill at any time, according to ABC News.
Known that a family donor, except for heart disease, was Marfan syndrome. This is a disease of the connective tissue. In addition to the characteristic changes in the organs of the musculoskeletal system (long bones, hypermotility of joints), is a pathology of the organs and the cardiovascular system.
John handed the sperm in a sperm bank three. According to experts, it can be a father, at least 24 children. And 50% of them may develop serious illnesses. This fact raised in the professional community and the public issue of the availability of medical data donor.
Washington is about to become the first state to allow people born from donor material to obtain important information about the biological parents. The new law obliges donors to give minimal information, including medical history, to the clinic.
Experts say that in the U.S. one of the most poorly regulated industry in the developed countries dealing with issues of fertility. At the moment, donors should not have infectious diseases and sexually transmitted infections. There is no limit on how many times a person has the right to hand over the material. Some organizations offer chromosomal analysis on all donors, but this is optional. Experts are concerned about the fact that this situation threatens the spread of dangerous diseases.