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A mamma-to-be may use a sperm bank for many reasons:
-She's a single lady
-Her partner has azoospermia (near to no detectable sperm)
-Her partner has compromised semen quality
-Her partner is unable to donate sperm due to a history of physical injury or cancer treatment
If you are considering using a sperm donor, you need to understand it from all angles.
Using a credible sperm bank has many legal and medical advantages. It can also really increase your odds of pregnancy success and having a healthy baby.
Using a sperm bank probably was never in your childhood vision of how you'd make a family, but learning more about it may allay many fears and misconceptions.
Tune in as I interview Eric Kendall of the Seattle based European Sperm Bank.
What do you need to know about the genetics of a potential egg donor or sperm donor? What type of genetic testing is available both pre and post conception? Host Dawn Davenport will talk with Dr. Harvey Stern, Director of Genetics and the Fetal Diagnostic Center at Genetics & IVF Institute, and Medical Director of Fairfax Cryobank and of GIVF’s Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) program. He also supervises genetic screening for GIVF’s egg donors and for Fairfax Cryobank’s sperm donors.
Dr. Lee Silver, a molecular biology professor at Princeton; author of over 200 research articles on genetics and computational modeling, as well as two of the leading academic genetic textbooks; and he is the founder and Chief Science Advisor at Genepeeks.
Stephanie Andriole, who is a gentics counselor at Comprehensive Genetics with a masters in Human Genetics where she advised both prenatal and preconception patients.
Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
Blog summary of the show
More Creating a Family resources on egg and sperm donation can be found here.
Concern has been expressed on how children conceived via third party reproduction, including sperm donation, egg donation, surrogacy, and embryo donation are faring. Is attachment as strong in these families. What is the nature of the parent child relationships? Host Dawn Davenport interviews renowned researcher Dr. Susan Golombok, Director of the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge and Dr. Martha Rueter, Associate Professor of Family Social Science at University of Minnesota.
Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
Blog summary of the show
More Creating a Family resources on third party reproduction can be found here.
Karen Rands returns with her Compassionate Capitalist radio show to discuss how a global market impacts entrepreneurs & investors when it comes to predicting the success of an early stage company. The best selling book "The World is Flat" by Thomas Friedman, set forth the premise that business leaders should view the world as a level playing field in terms of commerce, where all competitors have an equal opportunity. Although books is a decade old, the idea is relevant in todays world just as much back then.
In this episode, Karen will explore what this means to entrepreneurs and investors when it comes to launching and growing a company. The ying/yang of a "flat world" is competition & collaboration. When it comes to bringing innovation to market it is easy to think that a company has "no competition". This is rarely the case. The competition may be indirect, shifting the staus quo, or simply in another part of the world that neither the entrepreneur or investor knows about. Not anticipating the existence of competition creates a false sense of safety. Likewise, identifying potential collaboration partners can strengthen a company before they are faced with direct competition to remain in a place of dominance.
Kirk Stange talks about the rights of sperm donors. This is based on an article on an article on www.stlfathersrights.com titled Actor's custody dispute continues with appellate win.
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Competition is a natural part of life and business, and it can have positive or negative outcomes depending on the situation and the actions we take as it occurs. Younger generations, especially, enter the workforce with a fiercely competitive attitude that stems from the guidance of parents who encourage them to be the very best at what they do. A rugged, individualistic spirit can certainly drive employees to get ahead and soar up the ladder of success, but there is an essential component missing. As leaders, we must establish a culture of collaboration and teach our teams the lessons of teamwork.
This week’s guest is Margaret Heffernan, entrepreneur, five-time CEO, keynote speaker and author of noted works such as “Willful Blindness” and “Women On Top.” Her most recent book, “A Bigger Prize Why Competition Isn’t Everything and How We Do Better,” explores the all-consuming desire to win and why competition so often breeds corruption, lies and cheating. Margaret explains the alternatives to competition in business – the most prominent being collaboration and helpfulness. As the days of the heroic soloist slip further into the past, the C-Suite must embrace a new model of leadership — one that nurtures and guides a team of shining stars. She advises leaders to practice silence and sharpen their listening skills to allow their team’s creative and innovative ideas to surface.
The best leaders surround themselves with talent and creativity. Successful executives are willing to hire those who will be unabashedly honest about what they could do better. When we allow ourselves to absorb feedback from a team of vigorous collaborators, we take the first steps to redefining success. It is our job to create a system where each leader and employee is encouraged to help each other, and we must reward helpfulness instead of competitiveness.
An Ohio woman sued a sperm after it mixed up donors and gave her the sperm of an African-American man instead of the white one that she and her partner had selected. She says the family is just trying to get compensation to deal with a situation that they weren't prepared to handle.
Jennifer Cramblett, 36, made headlines this week after she filed a law suit against the Chicago-area Midwest Sperm Bank for wrongful birth and breach of warranty. Cramblett told The Huffington Post in a phone interview that she and her partner, Amanda Zinkon, wanted their child to bear some resemblance to them -- particularly Zinkon, who would not be carrying the baby. After hours spent poring over sperm donor profiles, they found a donor with blond hair and blue eyes who looked like he shared heritage with Zinkon. But they didn't get the sperm they ordered.
Cramblett, who spoke with her lawyer present, said that while it’s true she and Zinkon didn’t plan on a mixed-race child, “I would never, ever take that away.”
“We love her -- she’s dream come true,” Cramblett said of her 2-year-old daughter, Payton. “For people to think I don’t want this child because of her skin tone is just not the case. It angers me that people would even think I don’t want my child.”
But because Payton isn't completely white, Cramblett said the family will have to move away from their current home in Uniontown, Ohio -- a place she described as white, conservative and too racially intolerant.
'Competition'...what is it, really...and what else is now possible?
We've all been raised within a society that glorifies competition in all its forms: from 'survival of the fittest' to 'Survivor' and everything in between. Whether we're talking about sports or 'getting a leg up' in the business world...'competition' has been a standard theme throughout the Ages. It has elicited corporate secrecy and separation between nations. It has fostered judgement and ill-will between atheltes, artists, businessmen and politicians alike.
However, as this massive Shift of Consciousness progresses at a tremendous rate, for those who are at the leading edge, the old standard of 'competition' is now losing its allure. We begin to realize that within the paradigm of 'competition' is a built-in structure of 'excellence'...and that 'excellence' has the potential to benefit ALL.
When approached wisely, 'competition' can inspire greatness. It can inspire innovation, invention and personal expansion. It can inspire solutions to age-old problems and elicit feats of glory from athletes. When used as a catalyst for excellence, competition can propel us into a future of collective greatness.
What possibilities and potentials do YOU see within the realm of 'competition'?
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To be in competition is that an insecurity?.Hating on someone is that apart of being competitive?What are the positives of being competitive?.What are the negatives of being competitive?.Why do so many bruthas try to out do our beat one another especially if they are doing the same thing for the same cause?