Donor insemination remained virtually unknown to the public until It is all their fault. Yours is the voice which should shine in this debate, along with the thousands of others like you, who are grateful for your life and for the parents who actually loved and raised you. Contacting the biological father is as likely to upset the 'child' as it is help them in any way and is very likely to upset the donor. With these numbers, one sample would on average help giving rise to 0. I think you will find an increasing number of children coming forward and saying there are lots of problems. Even in unpaid arrangements, expenses are often reimbursed.
Veronica, thank you so much. An understanding which has been shattered now, by the rather selfish "right" to know one's "biological heritage". I am glad you mentioned infidelity. Following the Act, for any act of sperm donation through a licensed UK clinic that results in a living child, information on the child and the donor must be recorded on the register. The rights of children always seem to be second to the rights of adults. Laws should never ever be changed retrospectively.
HFEA publishes egg and sperm donation statistics report
I got as far as the interview, and was reassured in no uncertain terms about the fact that my donation would be anonymous, and that there was no chance of me ever, ever receiving the "knock on the door". I contemplated it for the same reasons too, and then there was the sort of pushback to violate the anonymity aspects from the likes of the author this was much more recent, like 10 years ago and thus backed out. What relevance is it that this is a life? As much as I agree with the points you make DW, the fact is this battle has already been fought and lost. Clinics weren't and still aren't supposed to pay donors for their sperm, because it's human tissue.
Instead of complacently relying on outdated best guesstimate figures from more than a generation ago, they should be demanding reliable, recent figures. I write that not because I think you necessarily are but many would. The reasons for onselling may be where part of, or even the main business of, a particular sperm bank is to process and store sperm rather than to use it in fertility treatments, or where a sperm bank is able to collect and store more sperm than it can use within nationally set limits. A sperm donor is generally not intended to be the legal or de jure father of a child produced from his sperm. There are too many humans on the planet.