Pin It on Pinterest. A woman is suing a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she and her partner had intended. Telephone messages left Wednesday at Midwest Sperm Bank were not returned. A short profile which summarizes the physical and personal characteristics and traits of the donor and A consent and specimen release document. But in spite of their strong wish to relocate, Cramblett and Zinkon don't have the financial means to do so, Cramblett's attorney Timothy Misny told CNN. A month after Cramblett said she learned of the mistake, the sperm bank sent a partial refund check and an apology letter. They said we believe is an African-American donor.
At five months pregnant, Jennifer Cramblett and her same-sex partner, Amanda Zinkon, learned that Cramblett had been inseminated with the wrong sperm, and that the donor was of a different race.
Cramblett accused Midwest Sperm Bank of breach of warranty and "wrongful birth," which is how the applicable Illinois statute is worded. She learned from a sperm bank employee that she had been inseminated with sperm from the wrong donor. Everybody around her loves her. The mix-up stemmed from Midwest Sperm Bank's record-keeping procedures, according to a complaint filed in Circuit Court in Cook County, Illinois, where the company's main office is located. In addition to several comprehensive semen analysis and post-thaw evaluations, the donors must also undergo screening for infectious diseases as well as sexually transmitted diseases in addition to genetic testing. In her lawsuit, filed last fall, Jennifer Cramblett said she became pregnant in December through artificial insemination with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white donor as she and her same-sex partner had intended. We can no longer talk to you anymore," said Cramblett.