Couple Sues Sperm Bank Saying It Misrepresented Donor Touted As Healthy PhD Student
The couple thought they were getting sperm from a musically gifted, well-educated donor, but later found out he was actually a man who suffered from schizophrenia and narcissistic personality disorder, had no university degrees and had been charged with residential burglary.
Eight years ago, Angela Collins and Elizabeth Hanson thought they had found the one — the man whose sperm would help them have their first child. … According to his profile, Donor #9623 boasted an IQ of 160. He held Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in neuroscience, and was in the midst of pursuing a Ph.D. He had practically no health problems to speak of, but for the fact that his father was colorblind. … Donor #9623 was not as he appeared. Some Internet research revealed to Collins that her baby’s father was in reality a man, James Aggeles, who suffered from schizophrenia, narcissistic personality disorder and other mental illnesses. (Wang, 4/15)
Expanding insurance coverage to cover a type of in vitro fertilization known as elective single-embryo transfer could lead to improved health outcomes and lower health care costs, according to a new study that included researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. (Osher, 4/14)
SOURCE: KAISER HEALTH NEWS