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Part of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Alberts and others ran a pilot program in donor insemination from approx. 1960 to the late 1970's. This hospital merged and is now Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, but the merger was long after the death of Dr. Alberts. Also called Boston IVF. Boston IVF/Boston Fertility Lab has a separate listing on this registry, please check that list too. Boston IVF states more than 30,000 babies born since 1986.
(Massachusetts) Donor Found! I am a Donor Conceived, donor is of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage. Dr. Donald Peter Goldstein who is now at Brighams and Women/Beth Israel/Harvard was my mother's physician. At the time, it was a Harvard /Mass Children's Hospital/ Beth Israel project. Dr. Goldstein coordinated the DI procedure on my mother in the Summer of 1975. There may have been another doctor that performed or accompanied the procedure. According to my mother the other doctor was tall, young with dark hair. My blood is O+. At the time of conception, Dr. Goldstein told my mother that he was a Harvard Medical Student. I have yearbooks. Since meeting my biological father/donor, it is clear that many things said were blatantly untrue which can be confirmed via DNA. At the time of conception, which my mom recalled took place in a wing of Massachusetts Children's Hospital, across from Beth Israel, my mother also recalled a sanskrit prayer in English placed on the ceiling.
In 1991, Dr. Goldstein told my mom and I that her/my file existed and said there was nothing in the file. In 1995, he said he can't find it. In 2011, he stated, "I have made an honest attempt to find the early records on your mother but they are nowhere to be found." His secretary was Ann Moran, who indicated to my mother they may have been in Iron Mountain Storage Facility.
I live in Maryland and I work in public health. I would like to speak with anyone about this topic.