In the Netherlands, the former director of a sperm bank near Rotterdam, who recently died, is accused of having donated his own sperm.
Jan Karbaat could be responsible for the birth of 60 children born through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF). He is also accused of “having falsified data, screening and sperm donor descriptions as well as exceeding the maximum agreed number of six children per donor”.
Dutch people born through IVF have requested for the former director’s DNA to be tested.
A hearing is scheduled for mid-May “as part of legal proceedings initiated prior to the doctor’s death with a view to obtaining his DNA. The case is suspended in the hope that his family will collaborate”.