Retired teacher claims he fathered 67 children behind his van
Rogue sperm donor who ‘fathered 67 babies’ sparks health warning
Health experts have issued an urgent medical warning after a 62-year-old sperm donor Clive Jones claimed to have fathered 67 children from the back of his van.
Clive, from Stretton, Derbyshire, said he contacted potential ‘recipients’ through sperm donor Facebook pages and waited for them to get back to him.
Mr Jones said he then “gets to know” the couple, who are often same-sex or cannot have children of their own, and discuss when their ovulation cycle is. He said he then places the date on his planner, and when he gets the call saying ovulation is only hours away, he jumps into his van and drives close to where they live.
Clive said : “ I drive somewhere where I’m not likely to be disturbed and go into the back of the van and pull the curtains down. Then I take the cup and a syringe so the stuff can’t come out, put a bag under my arm and text them to say I’m outside and I ’ ll be round in three minutes.
“ If that doesn’t work sometimes they suggest I meet them in a car park. I can tell how nervous they are. No other donor does it from their van. Normally, they go to the front door and ask to use the toilet. ”
Clive said he only told his wife of 39 years a couple of years ago. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority said all donors and patients should be treated at a licensed UK clinic in the wake of claims by retired teacher, Clive.
A spokesman for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority said the organisation was unable to stop people from making their own sperm donation arrangements, adding that,“ There are risks for people who make arrangements outside the regular clinic environment.“
For example , without the proper consents in place, the donor is likely to be seen as the legal parent, with all the rights and responsibilities that involves.“
Perhaps more importantly , clinics will rigorously test for medical and hereditary illnesses that even the most conscientious regulated donor might not be aware of.”
The father-of-three, from Stretton, Clive Jones’s story got out when he appeared recently in 4 Men 175 Babies, a Channel 4 documentary which follows the lives of four men who donate their sperm for free to women who contacted them online.
Source: Burtonmail; https://www.burtonmail.co.uk/news/burton-news/rogue-derbyshire-sperm-donor-warning-1630498