Monday, December 08, 2008

Bye bye vials

I just filled out the form to sell back our two remaining vials of donor sperm. I'm not sure I mentioned this, but we got a call from the cryobank saying that at new genetic test had become reliable and they've started testing all the vials. Of course, our donor was one of the few that tested positive. I'm not exactly sure what the test is for, but it's a recessive gene that, if both biological parents carry it (like Cystic Fibrosis) and the kid gets it, it's a horrible muscle wasting disease like Muscular Dystrophy and it can lead to death in children at around 2 years of age.

Why do I feel like it figures that the donor we chose would have this? This is the donor I had the miscarriage with. I don't know if I carry that gene -- most likely I don't -- but still. Weird.

Anyway, the cryobank offered to exchange the vials for a new donor, but we really are never doing to do more inseminations, so we're hoping to just sell it back. At a loss. A 50% loss. They only pay you 50% of what you paid for it. Of course. It's a freaking racket. But any way.

Bye bye vials.


squarepeg said...

Holy crap - for real? I swear... you deserve a BREAK already. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

Oh, wow...I feel like they should offer you a full refund. Jeez.

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Wow, they should offer a FULL refund!

Do you mind e-mailing me what clinic you used? I'm curious if it is the one I used (not for the money reasons, but for the genetic testing reasons).

somewhatordinary at gmail dot com.


niobe said...