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Girl born Dec 1959, at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. Recently discovered, through AncestryDNA and confirmed with 23 and Me, that I was conceived with a donor sperm. I believe it would be from a medical student who was working with Dr. Melvin Cohen and Dr. Henry Hankin. FOUND MY SPERM DONOR.....Dr. William Marc Alpern...Did a rotation at Michael Reese Hospital then went on to Northwestern in their fertility clinic. I have 4 half siblings related to this donor so far....
Jewish, Canadian born, East European descent as far as we know (Polish Jews).
Medical School (MD).
Retired Physician -- OB/GYN.
Technology, literature, Jewish history and culture.
My dad is the donor. He is currently 81 years old and in good health. He was a medical OB/GYN resident at Michael Reese Hospital from 1963-1967. During this time, he regularly (sometimes weekly for 4 years) donated sperm for Drs. Melvin Cohen and Dr. Henry Hankin. He has 4 children, I live in the Chicago area still. We have just recently learned of the extent and process of his donations and are curious about half siblings. We have close family friends in the same situation -- a buddy of my dad's who also donated during those years, also with four children, three of whom live in the Chicago area.
My mother's doctor was Dr. Melvin Cohen and I was born at Michael Reese Hospital in June 1964. According to the DNA results the donor was probably half Eastern European Jewish and half Italian, also likely a medical student in the fall of 1963.
Donations may have been used by Northwestern University, Michael Reese Hospital,U of C,fertility limited LTD,dr.meyers(offices@water tower place,chicago,&northbrook,il),dr.rao,30 n. wabash.chicago.---born 1943.