What if they had known the medical history of sperm donor 1558?
A grieving family wonders. Donor 1558 was an athletic, musical college student. Laura and David Gunner used his sperm to help conceive their son, Steven. At the age of 27, Steven battled mental illness before a fatal overdose. Then, the Gunners discovered that his biological father had his own psychiatric problems. Amy Dockser Marcus explores the story of how Steven’s grieving parents battle to get states to pass laws requiring donors to provide their medical records so sperm banks can check them.
From The Wall Street Journal