Our Members


Some fun statistics about our families, matching and our website:


All numbers are approximate, as not everyone enters all information.

What is the average wait time from adding a posting, to matching (with half-siblings and/or donors) on the DSR?

The average wait is 189 days.  Minimum wait is 0 days, maximum is 5008 days.

71.2% of DSR posts yield matches.

80.1% of DSR users who have matched, matched instantly. The more users we have, the shorter the average wait time becomes!

What is the average age of all offspring currently listed in posts?

15.1 years old.

What is the average age of offspring when they are first posted?

13.1 years old.

What are the percentages for the number of children posted per family?

75% have one child posted, 21% have two children posted, 3.5% have three children posted, .5% have four children posted and around .1% have more than four children posted.

Which proportions of DSR posts are for sperm, egg, and embryo donations?

90.8% of DSR posts are families that used sperm donation, 8.5% of families used egg donation and .7% of families used embryo donation.

How much traffic does the DSR receive?

We average more than 15,000 unique visitors and 1.7 million hits per month on the Donor Sibling Registry website.

What is the typical age of donor offspring who post on the DSR?

The majority of donor offspring on the DSR are children under 10, but we have more than 4,000 donor-conceived adults over 20 on the DSR.  November 2017: We have 5 offspring in their 70's, 40 in their 60's, 74 in their 50's, 250 in their 40's, 850 in their 30's, 2,850 in their 20's and 6,750 between 10-19.  NOTE: these numbers do not include the thousands of DSR members who have not posted or who do not include their ages in their postings.


A little background on DSR parents and donors.


While we have never asked DSR members about their family type, religion, marital status, age, education, etc., on the website, we have included some of these questions in several research surveys over the years. We've compiled some of those numbers to help present an idea of who we are.