Donor Sibling Registry - History


The DSR began as a Yahoo! group, which was created in September 2000. It was started by Wendy Kramer and her then 10-year-old son Ryan Kramer as a means of communicating with other offspring of artificial insemination. After the first year, the group was home to only 37 members. In October, 2002, Wendy created a press release which was sent to local news agencies. The story was picked up by Denver's NBC affiliate, KUSA-TV. Shortly after, a small article about the DSR was written for The Denver Post. This article led to national and international media coverage, giving the DSR enough exposure to grow its member base into the thousands. In October 2003, the DSR moved from a Yahoo group to its own database website, With the help of continued media coverage, the DSR is home to more than 35,750 people (donors, parents and the donor conceived themselves) (as of March 2012). Although the DSR Yahoo! group no longer handles connections (this is done by the website itself), it still exists as a place for discussion.

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