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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Conceived early 1977. The only info my mother provided was that she was told the donor was a medical student and Jewish. I have narrowed down that my donor was of Italian and French-Canadian ancestry, but not Ashkenazi Jewish. I have identified relatives from the early 1900's that came from Prince Edward Island in Canada, and Newton, Massachusetts. I have matched with only one half-sister who was also conceived the same year in Chicago, IL through DNA relative matching. I am 5'11 with fair skin, brown eyes, wavy dark brown hair. My mother is only 5'0" tall so I assume the donor was fairly tall.