DSR membership has been growing steadily since our humble beginnings as a Yahoo Group back in 2000.
The DSR is growing! Take a look at the infographics below that chart our growth.
As of September 2020, the DSR has 4,158 total donors registered: 2,586 egg donors, compared to only 1,572 sperm donors. The increased number of registered egg donors is because facilities such as San Diego Fertility Center and Oregon Reproductive Medicine are regularly writing the DSR into their parent/donor agreements so that connecting can happen right from pregnancy/birth. (Imagine what would happen if just one sperm bank offered this as an option!)
Check out these fun statistics about DSR families, matches, and our website. (Note: All numbers are approximate, as not everyone enters all information.)
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 did so instantly. The more users we have, the shorter the average wait time becomes!
15.1 years old.
13.1 years old.
75% have one child posted, 21% have two children posted, 3.5% have three children posted, 0.5% have four children posted, and around 0.1% have more than four children posted.
90.8% of DSR posts are families that used sperm donation, 8.5% of families used egg donation, and 0.7% of families used embryo donation.
The DSR website averages more than 15,000 unique visitors and 1.7 million hits per month.
As of April 2019:
10 and under: 4,244
NOTE: These numbers include 16,611 DSR members but do not include the thousands of DSR members who have not posted or who do not include ages in their postings.
Background on Members
The following infographic provides some demographics on DSR parents and donors.