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Sperm bank turns away redheads

It's no go for gingers

Sperm bank turns away redheads
18 September 2011

The largest sperm bank in the world has stopped taking donations from redheads.


As disses go, there’s little we can think of that’s more cutting for our ginger bredren, but in a particularly cruel twist, Ole Schou, the director of the Danish Cryos bank, has called time on coppertops due to the lack of demand for their sperm.

“I do not think you chose a redhead, unless the partner - for example, the sterile male - has red hair, or because the lone woman has a preference for redheads,” said Schou. “And that's perhaps not so many, especially in the latter case.”

He added that the only place with a hefty demand for sperm from red-headed donors is Ireland, where apparently it sells ‘like hot cakes’.

(Image: Rex Features)