Sperm Bank Bans Redheads
Posted on Sep 18, 2011
Cryos, an international network of sperm banks based in Denmark, is refusing donations from gingers, because, says director Ole Schou, there simply isn’t demand outside of Ireland, where red hair sells “like hot cakes.” The company is most interested in sperm from Indian donors and those with brown hair and eyes.
Cryos pays men up to $500 for their semen.
According to Schou, by way of the British newspaper The Telegraph, the firm has a waiting list of 600 donors and its reserves are at capacity. —PZS
The Telegraph via Gizmodo:
Cryos’s stores have now reached their peak capacity of 70 litres of semen, and Mr Schou has a waiting list of 600 donors.
He said sperm from donors with brown hair and brown eyes was particularly in demand, because of the bank’s large customer base in Spain, Italy and Greece.
Indian sperm was also hard to find, he said, because India does not allow sperm or eggs to be exported, causing a problem for childless international Indians.