Sperm banks struggle to recruit black donors and other donors of color

A few years after her marriage broke up, Aisha Jenkins started thinking about having a baby on her own. She used a leading sperm bank whose catalog contained hundreds of potential donors to choose from. But when Ms Jenkins, who is black, narrowed the search to black donors, there were only six left.

“That can’t be true,” said Ms. Jenkins, a 46-year-old project manager for a software company who lives in the Washington, DC, metro area.


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