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The parent company is now Generate Life Sciences. Also Nordic Cryobank (European Sperm Bank) in Denmark: donor numbers in the 7000s and 7100s. CCB was established in 1977, Nordic Cryobank/European Sperm Bank was established in 2004. Those people using the Nordic donors mentioned above, please also post under Nordic Cryobank/European Sperm Bank, and also post the alias donor name if known. 2020:
Generate Life Sciences/CCB now also operates the NW Cryobank and Manhattan Cryobank.
At the time I was a donor, I was thinner and more athletic. My hair was also blond at the time (in case someone is trying to match facts given to them by the clinic.) The reason I put (poss. Austrian) is that at the time I filled out the donor card, we were not sure if my father's father was Austrian but we now mostly believe he was born in what later became Yugoslavia, which makes my mother's mother Norwegian, mother's father Czech and both father's parents Yugoslavian (Dalmatian).
Hi to all our Colorado Center For Reproductive Medicine (CCRM) recipient families and donors who are posted on the Donor Sibling Registry,
I noticed that 19 postings on the Donor Sibling Registry by families and donors who have used CCRM in Colorado have not posted with donor numbers. While connecting can still occur, posting with a donor number makes it a lot easier and more likely to happen.
CCRM has assured me that they would have no problem giving recipient parents, donor-conceived people over 18, and donors their donor numbers. Recipient families and donors have a right to know their own donor numbers, as they have the choice to make mutual consent contact on the DSR- no matter what type of donor you used, and no matter what kind of paperwork you signed.
This is great news for all of you who posted without knowing your donor number, and who wish to make mutual consent contact on the Donor Sibling Registry.
So give them a call: (303) 586-3407, get your donor number, and then update your DSR posting.
These numbers are the same as those at GIVF (Genetics and IVF). Sperm donors should be listed here, egg donors at GIVF. Fairfax supplies sperm to Can Am Cryo (Canada). They link to CLI on their website (and CLI links to Fairfax on their website), but they have their own donor numbers. They bought out a bunch of smaller sperm banks, including CLI, in 2002, but some of those banks are still operating in separate buildings and kept their old name. The donors are still separate from Fairfax numbers, so they don't have to be crossposted to the Fairfax list (but may need to be posted to another list--see the specific facility to see if something is mentioned in the heading).
I'll try to put in as much information as I can here, as I do not remember everything, and the Cryobank will not help:
I donated in the very late 80's and again in the early-mid '90's, stopping somewhere around early '96 probably.
I have no brothers and sisters. My parents were alive and fine then (as they are now). My grandparents on my mother's side, and my grandmother on my father's side had passed away when I was donating. My paternal grandfather I am not totally sure of what I put as my father was not talking to him at the time.
I worked as a sound engineer and later as a computer technician, which might be on my forms (though my degree is in Psychology). As for hobbies I put down, probably bowling, travel, music, riding a motorcycle possibly.
I am baptized Catholic, though I am more agnostic. Not sure what I put in the forms. Have allergy to penicillin and sulfur. Broke my left arm twice and had a hernia operation as an infant (not sure if all these things were on the forms)
Will try to add more as I can think of anything, and try to get my blood type!
I recently received some donor sheets, which lists all the donors and their numbers. I am 99% sure I am donor #47.
Dr. Allan Shewchuk is deceased, but his daughter, Melanie still runs Dr. Shewchuk's sperm bank called Gamete Services. This bank only has donor sperm from prior to 2000 when the Cdn. gov't demanded additional tests for donors. Therefore, all of the sperm currently stored can only be accessed if families have already had children with specific donors and with special permission from Health Canada. It is likely that Gamete Services will close in the next few years, in the meantime Melanie works loosely with SWCH Fertility Centre in Toronto. NOTE: as of 2009, this place is closed, and records from Gamete Services MAY have been transferred to Dr. Librach at http://www.createivf.com (CREATE).