When is International Donor Conception Awareness Day? This day will take place on April 27 of each calendar year.
What is International Donor Conception Awareness Day? This is a day to recognize the alternate way of family building via egg, sperm, and embryo donation.
Why is this day being celebrated or observed?
- This day is intended to shed a light on families made in different ways due to medical infertility, chromosomal impairments, childhood or young adult cancer, and various other reasons and lifting shame and secrecy around the topic.
- This day is about raising awareness about donor conceived individual’s experiences across the lifespan, including the topic of access to genetic information and lifting shame and secrecy around the topic.
- This day is intended to raise awareness about LGBTQ family building.
- The day is about raising awareness about egg donor’s rights to receive accurate medical information and education on how their donation impacts donor conceived individuals throughout the lifespan.
How should this day be celebrated or observed? Post on social media and share your story of donor conception.
Who created this day? This day was created in April 2020 by Jana M. Rupnow, LPC author of Three Makes Baby in collaboration with twenty other partners around the globe.