Fake It Until You Make It: The Danger of Fake & Unregistered Donors

You buy a can of Sperm and you expect everything that you have been told about it is correct, that everything on the label is as it should be. You get it home, you ingest it, and nine months later, no, years later, you find out that it was all a pack of lies. The contents of that can was not, as it was made out to be. The provenance of that Sperm was from an entirely different source. Now, if this was an article about baked beans or soft drink, most of us would say, ‘ahem’. and move on. But babies come from sperm fertilised eggs, and the ramifications are far more serious and long lasting.

Fake It Until You Make It: The Danger of Fake & Unregistered Donors

Private enterprise likes to make money, and doesn’t much like too many details getting in the way of that. Too many sperm banks have operated laxly, in a largely unregulated market. This has resulted in sperm donors providing bogus backgrounds, which have not been properly scrutinised by the banks. The idea that you look your best, when filling out those donor forms, is understandable, but falsifying information is and should be a criminal offence. Claiming to be a neuroscientist, who plays ‘the Rach 2’ with your left hand in your downtime, when you are a diagnosed schizophrenic with narcissistic personality disorder, is just plain wrong.

Avoid health care issues by checking things out yourself. Never assume anything, my dear old dad used to say to me. The Washington Post reported on a lawsuit against the Xytex Corporation, a global sperm bank. This mob are rubbing everyone up the wrong way and giving the industry a bad name. A prolific registered sperm donor with Xytex, made wildly false claims about his educational status and musical talents, and his sperm was inseminated in countless women. Yuk, is the first thing that comes to my mind.

The gentleman in question was, basically, a pleaser, who when asked for qualifications, provided fake graduation certificates. However, a number of women plaintiffs are each seeking $6 million from the Xytex Corporation. Don’t you just love America! By the way, the errant donor did eventually get his degree, some 15 years later, but has hung up the old python and does not donate sperm any longer. Fake it until you make it: The danger of fake and unregistered donors. Don't believe everything you hear about sperm!