Cryos International - Donor HADEN
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 (from different families) have become ill in connection with the donation of the sperm donor HADEN. The children suffer from autism (ASD). As the donor is a carrier of this hereditary disease, the donor gametes were blocked.
Sperm donations from this donor (including embryos) may only continue to be used for siblings - but only if the parents have been informed in writing and have confirmed that they accept the risk.
If you have any questions, 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 information status of the BASG. As soon as further information is available, it will be announced.