Wendy Kramer is Co-founder and Director of the Donor Sibling Registry (DSR). The DSR was founded in 2000 by Wendy and her donor conceived son Ryan to assist individuals conceived as a result of sperm, egg or embryo donation that are seeking to make mutually desired contact with others with whom they share genetic ties. With more than 50,000 members in more than 104 countries around the world, the DSR has helped to connect 13,300 of those with their half siblings and/or their sperm or egg donors.
As a charity organization without no outside support, Wendy, Ryan, and the DSR have pioneered an international discussion about the donor conception industry and the families, with research, speaking engagements, media appearances and interviews. Besides uniting relatives, the DSR informs, counsels and supports donors, offspring and parents. The DSR is also actively involved in conducting and publishing research regarding gamete donation outcomes.
Wendy has been a peer reviewer for the journals Human Reproduction and RBM Online and an abstract reviewer for the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. . Wendy and her son Ryan have appeared on 60 Minutes, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, NBC.com, ABC News, CBS News, CNN, NPR, and many other news shows and documentaries. Wendy was Associate Producer of the 2011 Emmy Nominated “Sperm Donor” Style Network tv show and MTV's 2013 6-part docu-series Generation Cryo. She is co-author of Finding our Families: A First-of-its-kind Book for Donor Conceived People and Their Families (Penguin).
Publications include the NY Times, the LA Times, Slate, the London Times, the Chicago Tribune, O Magazine, Newsweek, MORE Magazine, and hundreds of other publications around the world.