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Sometimes London Financiers Want To Go To A Local Sperm Bank Where Everybody Knows Their Name, And Are Always Glad They Came

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Data from the London Sperm Bank (LSB) reveals that finance workers are some of the most prolific spreaders of their seed. On average, 36 finance professionals visit the bank every month. This puts them on a par with students, and compares to donations from just three chefs and six film makers. Only IT managers are more keen (45 a month, on average). Dr. Kamal Ahuja, managing director of the LSB says finance professionals are frequent visitors to the Bridge Centre near London’s Tower Bridge. Gamete donors aren’t paid in the UK, but the clinic offers £35 ($56) to cover any costs. Ahuja says a lot of the bankers who visit refuse the payment. “They want to donate and to make a gesture – like blood donors. Some of them have seen the effects of infertility and want to help.” Ahuja cites one particular investment banking donor who has made ten separate donations (the maximum allowed under British rules) and has consistently declined to be compensated. “Because of his personal wealth, he doesn’t care for the money. He has helped to create ten families.” Male bankers’ apparent enthusiasm for gamete distribution is useful. Ahuja and others say female bankers in their 40s are big users of donated sp*rm and that they like to select donors they have an affinity with. “Female bankers are more fussy and selective than other people when they’re choosing donor gametes,” says Andrew Berkley, director at City Fertility. Ahuja agrees: “Female bankers are extremely interested in determining the intellect and profession of their donors.” [eFinancial]


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