Because of the lack of requests for redheaded children, Cryos International, the world’s largest sperm bank, will no longer accept donations from redheaded men.
The Denmark-based company says at this time they have 600 donors with red hair and have been provided with 70 liters of semen; the organization considers this their maximum needed amount.
Ole Shou, director of Cryos International, believes a request for a redhead child would only come from parents with a red-haired partner or a woman planning to be a single parent who wants a redheaded son or daughter.
The company receives most of its donations from Scandinavians, but many of its clients are from Mediterranean countries.
The organization has many requests for donors with darker coloring. Requests for redheads usually come from Denmark, Germany and Ireland.