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Fertility Institute, Ltd. (Chicago)

Doctors Office

Dr. Melvin R. Cohen directed this facility in the 1970's & 1980's. Dr. Cohen was affiliated with Northwestern Univ. and its hospitals, as well as Michael Reese. He used local university students (medical, dental, MBA candidates) for fresh donations. His offices moved to 666 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chgo, IL in 1985. By September 1989 the Fertility Center, Michael Reese Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates, S.C. had the "older" records. See also Michael Reese listings.


Donor ID & Info Offspring / Contact Info
Donor ID: unknown
  • My mom received sperm from her doctor's office in Chicago, Illinois. The doctor was Melvin R. Cohen and the insemination was at the end of March or early April of 1973. Supposedly, the donor was a resident at the hospital, which I think was Michael Reese.
  • I am a Female born Jan 1974
  • Posted 07/10/03
  • Updated on 01/03/08
  • donor_offspring
Donor ID: unknown
  • Norway, Germany, Scotland.
  • Height: 5' 11".
  • Weight: 185.
  • Brown hair.
  • Blue eyes.
  • Fair complexion.
  • Post-Graduate.
  • Protestant.
  • Math & Chemistry talent. Born in Aurora, Il. Age 28 in 1983.
  • Male born Aug 1984
  • Read message posted 12/08/05
  • Updated on 09/23/06
  • parent
Donor ID: unknown
  • German/jewish?.
  • Height: 6' +.
  • Blonde hair.
  • Blue eyes.
  • Doctor.
  • Dr. Melvin Cohen
  • I am a Female born Nov 19 1973
  • Read message posted 03/19/06
  • Updated on 04/18/07
  • donor_offspring
Donor ID: unknown
  • Born May 16 1959.
  • Started donating 1982.
  • Stopped donating 1984.
  • German/English.
  • Height: 6'1".
  • Blood type A+
  • Weight: 190.
  • Brown Wavy hair.
  • Brown eyes.
  • Fair complexion.
  • Medical School.
  • MD.
    Sperm Donor
  • Read message posted 08/11/06
  • Updated on 09/03/08
  • sperm_donor
Donor ID: unknown
  • Jewish.
  • My mother was inseminated at a clinic in Chicago in 1968. The clinic operated as a medical practice group known then as Cohen, Hankin and Dresner. Sounds more like a law firm than a fertility clinic. I think that Dr. Cohen may have been the same Dr. Cohen who later was associated with Fertility Institue LTD.
  • I am a Male born Jul 17 1969
  • Read message posted 04/19/08
  • Updated on 04/20/08
  • donor_offspring
Donor ID: unknown
  • All I know is that my donor was associated with Dr. Melvin Cohen out of Chicago IL, and he was a medical student at the time. I was conceived at Northwestern Memorial hospital or/ Fertility Ltd. My sister and I born between the years of 1983-1987 are allegedly, from the same donor, though we have family members who dont think thats possible. I am 5'9, olive complexion, brown curly hair, & green eyes. My older sister is much shorter than I and has darker skin. We often get told we look European. Hopefully, I can find some offspring to help discover my ethnicity. Having just a photo of my donor would be pretty amazing; It would mean the world.
  • I am a Female born May 1987
  • Female born 1983
  • Read message posted 05/13/08
  • Updated on 05/29/19
  • donor_offspring
Donor ID: unknown
  • Born May 13 1958.
  • Started donating Nov 1983.
  • Stopped donating May 1985.
  • White.
  • Height: 5'8".
  • Blood type O+
  • Weight: 165.
  • Brown Wavy hair.
  • Brown eyes.
  • Medium complexion.
  • MD.
  • Physician.
  • Reading/history, athletics/outdoors.
    Sperm Donor
  • Read message posted 11/18/09
  • Updated on 11/19/09
  • sperm_donor Has Donor Survey
Donor ID: unknown
  • Engineering student at IIT.
  • Jewish.
  • Don't know if undergrad or grad student.
  • Male born Jul 1970
  • Read message posted 10/26/10
  • Updated on 12/19/10
  • parent
Donor ID: unknown
  • Part Italian or German?.
  • Brown hair.
  • Brown eyes.
  • Could also be Michael Reese or other Chicago location.
  • I am a Female born 1987
  • Male born 1989
  • Read message posted 11/01/10
  • Updated on 01/21/11
  • donor_offspring
Donor ID: unknown
  • I am a Female born Feb 21 1980
  • Read message posted 04/19/11
  • Updated on 08/18/11
  • donor_offspring
Donor ID: unknown
    Sperm Donor
  • Read message posted 05/27/11
  • Updated on 05/27/11
  • sperm_donor
Donor ID: unknown
  • Medical student?.
  • Male, born in 1960. Doctor was Dr. Melvin Cohen of Chicago, stating donor father was medical student in local hospital. My mother only recently told me, as I had been poking around 23andMe, and I was starting to sense something was amiss. My non-biological father passed away 5+ years ago. I live with my wife and two teenagers in New York City. I would love to find out more info about my donor father, or half siblings, if any.
  • I am a Male born Jul 16 1960
  • Read message posted 06/23/14
  • Updated on 06/24/14
  • donor_offspring
Donor ID: unknown
  • Born Dec 1958.
  • Started donating 10 1983.
  • Stopped donating 1985.
  • English, Irish, Swedish, German.
  • Height: 6'.
  • Dark brown Wavy hair.
  • Hazel eyes.
  • Fair complexion.
  • Physician.
    Sperm Donor
  • Child
  • Posted 08/16/15
  • Updated on 04/21/19
  • sperm_donor
Donor ID: unknown
  • I am a Female born Jan 9 1987
  • Read message posted 01/10/16
  • Updated on 01/11/16
  • donor_offspring
Donor ID: unknown
  • Jewish.
  • Medical doctor?.
  • Jewish.
  • I am a Male born Oct 10 1975
  • Read message posted 09/08/17
  • Updated on 09/08/17
  • donor_offspring
Donor ID: unknown
  • Lithuanian .
  • I am a Female born Sep 28 1989
  • Read message posted 05/26/18
  • Updated on 05/26/18
  • donor_offspring
Donor ID: unknown
  • Jewish.
  • I was conceived via a sperm donor in Chicago Illinois in October-November 1963. Though I can't be sure who the Doctor was (my mother died in 1990) or where his clinic was located, my mother did tell me the donor was Jewish and a Med student. I was delivered at Michael Reese Hospital in June 1964. I haven't had any DNA testing as yet.
  • I am a Child
  • Posted 05/18/19
  • Updated on 05/19/19
  • donor_offspring
Donor ID: UNK DONOR # MATCH (4)
  • Italian, german, scottish?.
  • Dark brown hair.
  • Brown eyes.
  • Fair complexion.
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital affiliation.
  • M.D.?.
  • Male born Jul 13 1982
  • Read message posted 03/19/06
  • Updated on 08/07/08
  • parent
  • Italian.
  • Height: 5' 10".
  • Blood type B+
  • Weight: 190.
  • Brown Curly hair.
  • Brown eyes.
  • Medium complexion.
  • Attended Northwestern University in Chicago.
  • Debate/football.
  • I am a Female born Feb 6 1988
  • Read message posted 03/15/04
  • Updated on 08/07/08
  • donor_offspring
There are a total of 18 offspring, 2 sibling matches, and 0 donor to offspring matches from this Clinic.