When he was just 14, John wanted to learn more about the sperm donor that helped give him life.
“At this age, your trying to figure out what makes you… you,” he told 11Alive.
So in March 2017, John, whose name 11Alive has changed to protect his identity, went online. But with a simple Google search, he learned more than he could have imagined.
The internet was filled with stories about the donor, diagnosed bipolar with schizo-affective disorder, that had been allowed to donate at THE Georgia sperm bank Xytex, for nearly 14 years.
It was a month earlier that 11Alive Investigator Rebecca Lindstrom began an ongoing investigation into the donor, the industry and the push for change.