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Sperm Bank Sued as Case of Mentally Ill Donor’s History Unfolds

April 18, 2016

(The Guardian) – He was touted as the best of the best: Donor 9623 had an IQ of 160 and was an internationally acclaimed drummer who was working towards a PhD in neuroscience engineering. A lawsuit, filed on Wednesday by three families in Canada, alleges the donor was instead a convicted felon with multiple mental illness diagnoses, including schizophrenia. Filed against Georgia-based Xytex Corp and Outreach Health in Canada, the lawsuit alleges that the donor’s sperm was used for as many as 36 children in Canada, the United States and Britain.

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