Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login
Woman uses DNA test, finds sperm donor – and pays a “devastating” price (cbsnews.com)
18 points by pidu87 77 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 7 comments

Since the title doesn’t say much...

It was a close relative. One the donor company found out they blocked her from receiving more of the guys sworn she had already purchased for future kids.

I guess she was attached to the idea of the kids being biological siblings.

I guess the moral of the story is read contracta before you sign them, and don't agree to terms that you cannot abide by.

For me the moral of the story is that sperm banks are not in a position to guarantee donors anonymity. Donating DNA is like donating the most effective way to track you.

How do sperm banks not prevent this (sperm donor being the immediate family of the recipient) from happening in the first place? Seems like this woman might have a case against the sperm bank if she wanted to sue.

No, she found a close relative of the anonymous donor by sending her daughter's dna to 23andMe. It's a privacy / deanonymization issue, not a case of the sperm bank not checking if the donor is related to the recipient.

Duh, RTFM. The donor gave his seed anon and you agreed to it. What do you want now...if a person wants to come out publicly a donor #AGF2145, that's their prerogative, not yours.

What about the child? She didn't agree to anything.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact