Cryos International - Donor-DARYL
The Federal Office for Safety in Health Care has been informed by the Danish authority that it has been informed by the Danish tissue bank Cryos International (DK257551) that two children with autism (ASD) have been diagnosed in connection with the donation of the sperm donor DARYL. The donor gametes were already blocked in 2018 due to the occurrence of heart disease in donor children.
Sperm donations from this donor (including embryos) may still be used for siblings - but only on the condition that the parents have been informed in writing and have accepted the risk in a confirmed way.
If you have any queries, please contact the Federal Office for Safety in Health Care or directly the tissue bank from which the sperm donation was obtained.
This letter corresponds to the current state of information of the BASG. As soon as further information is available, it will be announced.