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Connecting with donor siblings: Helen's story

Headline: Connecting with donor siblings: Helen's story
Published: April 2018
Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Donor conception register services

2018 Louis Waller Lecture looks back on the early days of donor conception in Victoria

Headline: 2018 Louis Waller Lecture looks back on the early days of donor conception in Victoria

More than 160 people attended the 2018 Louis Waller Lecture, ‘Looking back: the early days of donor conception in Victoria’, making it VARTA’s largest Louis Waller Lecture to date.

The evening, launched by the Victorian Minister for Health the Hon Jill Hennessy MP by video, and compèred by VARTA Chairperson Kirsten Mander, was particularly special because the keynote speech was delivered by Emeritus Professor Waller himself.

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Searching for C11 - Part 1

"Searching for C11", a two part ABC Australian Story special, is about the ardous search to discover the identity of Lauren Burns' donor father - a man she know only as 'C11'.

Searching for C11 - Part 1

 

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Searching for C11 - Part 2

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Searching for C11 - Part 2

"Searching for C11", a two part ABC Australian Story special, is about the ardous search to discover the identity of Lauren Burns' donor father - a man she know only as 'C11'.

Searching for C11 - Part 2

 

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Search for C11 - Part 1

Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Donor conception register services

When a sperm donor applies to find his offspring

Headline: When a sperm donor applies to find his offspring

 

In 1979, when Aaron* answered a call for volunteer research participants at Melbourne’s Royal Women’s Hospital, he was surprised to find himself signing up to a sperm donation program. Now, more than 35 years later, Aaron has connected with two of his donor offspring and is seeking contact with others.

Published: April 2016
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Donor conception, Donor conception register services

VARTA nominates for Victorian Minister for Health Volunteer Awards

Headline: VARTA nominates for Victorian Minister for Health Volunteer Awards

VARTA has submitted two nominations to the Victorian Minister for Health Volunteer Awards to acknowledge the significant contribution made by a number of donor-conceived people and donors who have given countless hours to help promote public understanding of donor conception.

Published: May 2016
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‘Donor conception: towards openness’ committee wins Minister for Health Volunteer Awards

Headline: ‘Donor conception: towards openness’ committee wins Minister for Health Volunteer Awards

VARTA is delighted that one of its nominations for the Victorian Minister for Health Volunteer Awards was announced a winner at the award’s ceremony on 18 May. The award for ‘Outstanding achievement by a volunteer: innovation award’ was presented to the volunteer committee who put together the Donor conception: towards openness exhibition in June 2015.

Published: April 2014
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Talking to young adults about their conception

Headline: Talking to young adults about their conception

Barbara and Lauren (mother and daughter) tell their story of donor conception.  

Barbara, after nearly quarter of a century of keeping the secret of her daughters' conceptions, tells them they are donor conceived.  
Lauren, who was 21 when she was told of her conception, tells us her experience of being on the receiving end of this news. 

Photo of Lauren and Barbara