Sperm donor passes on dangerous heart condition to children - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/23/09

Sperm donor passes on dangerous heart condition to children

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By Kristin Beerman | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - He didn't know it when he donated his sperm to a sperm bank, but officials say now that sperm donor passed on a dangerous heart condition to at least 9 of 24 children back in the 1990's. 

One of those children died of heart failure at age two. This is only the second documented case of a disease inherited through sperm donation. You'll find all the details in this week's Journal of The American Medical Association.

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