The Donor Sibling Registry’s reach is worldwide. In June we had new members joining from the UK, Israel, Canada, Australia, France, Norway, Denmark, Spain, & Sweden. These families used major U.S. sperm banks that ship internationally, and also small clinics in their respective countries. Getting these countries to educate families and donors so that they know about connecting on the DSR at any time (not only after children are 18) has been challenging. Yesterday I heard from 2 UK families who had no idea that they could connect on the DSR after using a London clinic.
We have facilitated half-sibling and donor/offspring matches in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, S. Africa, S. Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, The Netherlands, Turkey, the USA, and the UK.