The NY Daily News - the eyes, the ears, the honest voice of New York! - reports on the Food and Drug Administration's pulling the plug on a one-man sperm-donor operation:
Trent Arsenault, 36, says he donates semen to low-income and same-sex couples who face hurdles acquiring it at licensed sperm banks."It is helping people in need," the Fremont, California, resident told CBS San Francisco. "I don't make any money, I don't charge people anything. And it's just helping childless couples have children."The FDA disagrees. In a Cease Manufacturing letter delivered on Nov.1 of last year, the FDA classified Arsenault's setup as a "firm" that "recovers and distributes semen and therefore is a manufacturer of human cells, tissues and cellular and tissue-based products."Arsenault says he's fathered 14 kids and the FDA figgers he passed out 328 samples over the years....MORE
Friday, December 9, 2011
"FDA Shuts Down DIY Sperm Bank!"
From the Daily News via Reason's Hit&Run blog: