IRA SHERMAN
HOME PROTECTION  FOR  PRECIOUS BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS  
August, 1993. "Two British women who were
implanted with the wrong embryos during fertility
treatment are claiming damages, a medical charity
said Monday in London. The two women, whose
cases were unrelated, chose to have abortions after
being told by doctors the embryos they were carrying
were not there own......(Quote taken from Rocky
Mountain News wire services, August 10, 1993)

"In March 1985 a young New York City couple faced
a tragic dilemma. They were newlyweds and had not
yet started a family. But the husband had cancer and
continued chemotherapy would make it difficult for
him to father a child. The couple decided to store
some of his sperm in a Manhattan sperm bank. After
a year the wife decided she wanted to have a baby
as soon as possible, and so she was artificially
inseminated..........She gave birth to a daughter in
December 1986....DNA TESTS ON THE CHILD AND
ON THE HUSBAND'S REMAINING DEPOSITS AT THE
SPERM BANK,.......HAVE CONFIRMED THERE IS NO
GENETIC LINK BETWEEN THE TWO." (Quote taken
from Newsweek March 19, 1990)

"The Seed addresses this disturbing problem of
misplaced sperm, embryos and other precious
biological materials by allowing people to do their
cryogenic banking at home away from the humiliating
laboratory environment and inevitable confusion of
commercial cryogenic sperm banks. Without specific
regulations sperm banks set their own guidelines that
can lead to tragedy.
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