Sperm donor passed down hereditary disorder
A Danish sperm donor who fathered 43 children, of which 18 live in Sweden and Norway, has passed down a hereditary disorder.
News agency TT reports that the sperm bank, Cerobank, found out in June of 2009 that one of the children had been born with Neurofibromatosis type 1, a condition in which the nerve tissue can grow tumors.
The sperm bank broke with regulations by waiting to release the information that one of their sperm donors had a serious illness. It reportedly took a year and a half before they released the information, and during this time, two women were inseminated with the sperm. Today, one of them has a child who is sick.