This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Sperm Bank Turns Down Redheads, Could Use Better Spokesperson
Among parents who use in vitro fertilization, there really isn’t much clamor for red-headed children. So the international sperm bank Cryos has stopped accepting sperm from carrot-top donors. The bank, which is based in Denmark but has clinics around the world, apparently has reached its capacity of 70 liters of semen, and there are 600 donors on the waiting list. So the company can afford to be choosy.
But in rattling off these stats to the Register, a spokesperson for the company used the following unfortunate turn of phrase when describing how their clinics are full to capacity with donations:
“We are drowning in semen,” Cryos director Ole Schou told the Toronto Star.