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Abbott Northwestern Center for Reproductive Medicine, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, (Minneapolis, Minnesota). Some of these donor numbers are the same as the University of Utah's donor numbers (University of Utah and this place had some sort of sharing agreement). Center for Reproductive Medicine also used CLI.
NOTE: DONOR # may have changed in the transfer from originating facility to the end-user facility. This donor donated at another (and now out-of-business) facility in Wash. DC, which supplied other facilities with sperm donations both in the DC and Minnesota areas. It is possible that the donations were even more widespread. I know that I have at least one offspring because I was called back after I stopped donating and asked if I would supply more sperm donation for parents (the nominal father of whom was Scandinavian origin, as I am) who already had one of my offspring and wanted him/her to have a full-blooded brother/sister 2nd child. I did so. My son with my own name and who lives with me is 18 and would like to find matches so he could meet his brother(s)/sister(s). I, too, would like to be in touch with (or preferably meet) my offspring.
NOTE: DONOR # MAY HAVE CHANGED FROM DONOR FACILITY TO THE HOSPITAL: This donor donated at another (and now out-of-business) facility in Wash. DC, which supplied other facilities with sperm donations both in the DC area and also in the Minnesota area.
Some of these CLI donor numbers are also
being found under International Cryogenics, ReproMed, Ltd. (Canada), Reproductive Resources, Follas, and University of Nebraska. CLI started out as Genetic Laboratories in 1970 and was the first private sperm bank in the U.S. (founded by John Olson). It changed to Cryogenic Laboratories in 1976. Archives mention that they were able to freeze sperm in the 70's. A former donor (from early 70's to mid 80's) remembers seeing pins stuck in a map with the locations of where the sperm was shipped back in the early days, and the pins were all over the map, thoughout the whole U.S. and maybe more. Even Alaska. In March of 2002, CLI was bought out by Genetics & IVF Institute Family of Cryobanks, the owners of Fairfax Cryobank, but it still has its own facility. Fairfax and CLI may share some donor numbers, but they are for different donors.
(NOTE: DONOR # may have changed in the transfer from originating facility to the end user facility.) This donor donated at another (and now out-of-business) facility in Wash. DC, which supplied other facilities with sperm donations both in the DC and Minnesota areas. It is possible that the donations were even more widespread.
closed in 1999, stock sold to other banks (GIVF/Fairfax eventually ended up with 1999 active donors specimens when they bought out the smaller sperm banks). CLI sold some of this stock that was bought when Washington Fertility Study Center closed, so check there for matches too.
Update (May, 2006): The former daily operator of the Wash. Fertility STUDY Center has now decided that, since he is in retirement, he has changed his mind and no longer wants to be involved with dealing with any remnants of his former facility, which closed in 1999. He says he now no longer has any past records and sold all his records to the Minnesota Cbank, which, in turn, was bought out by Fairfax Cbank's owners. Both facilities told me in early May, 2006 that they only received the records of the ACTIVE frozen sperm sold to them by the Wash. Fert. STUDY Center when it closed in 1999. So, no one claims to hold the pre-1999 records. I might only suggest that donors/recepients/offspring and siblings keep an eye on the Donor Sibling Registry under the Washington Fertility STUDY Center listing to see who may list in the future and might make your match.