Wendy Kramer

Co-founder and Director, Donor Sibling Registry

Wendy Kramer is Director and Co-founder of the Donor Sibling Registry (DSR). The DSR is a 501(c)3 charity organization, founded in 2000 by Wendy and her donor-conceived son Ryan, to assist individuals conceived as a result of sperm, egg or embryo donation who are seeking to make mutually desired contact with others with whom they share genetic ties. With almost 60,000 members in 105 countries, the DSR has helped to connect 16,000 donor-conceived people with their half-siblings and/or their biological parents. Donor-conceived people connect with genetic relatives every single day on the DSR. Wendy has co-authored many published papers on donor-conception, has reviewed abstracts for the American Society of Reproductive Reproductive Medicine and has has also been a peer reviewer for several journals, including Human Reproduction and Reproductive BioMedicine Online. She was Associate Producer on the Style Network's 2011 Emmy nominated show Sperm Donor and on MTV News & Docs, series Generation Cryo, that aired in December 2013. Wendy and her son Ryan have appeared on 60 Minutes, Oprah, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, and many other news shows and publications. Wendy is co-author of the book Finding our Families: A first-of-a-kind Book for Donor Conceived People and Their Families. Wendy has a B.A. from Long Island University.