Conceived: Dunedin Hospital, New Zealand (donor programme run by Professor Wayne Gillett)
Location: New Zealand
Active on: DCplus, RUDC, Tangled Webs, Worldwide Donor Conceived People Network, FTDNA and Ancestry DNA
I found out that I was DC when I was about seven years old. In my late teens, I began participating in the yahoo group PCVAI. Since then Facebook groups have been hugely important in making connections with fellow DCs, although I was often the only New Zealander and really craved the opportunity to meet others from my own country. After meeting a fellow DC Kiwi in 2015, I co-founded New Zealand’s first donor-conceived support network, DCplus. We noticed that there were limited (to non-existent) support available for DC people in New Zealand and set about creating something ourselves. No. 23 is my donor code. He was born on the 26th of December 1953 and died in 2015. I will probably never know his name.