Sunday, 19 August 2007

Candidate #8 - Bipolar Bobby (II)

We've decided for certain not to use bipolar donor, Bobby. Even if, as a few have suggested, there are upsides to the illness, statistics don't lie. We've read studies which show that the majority of manic depressives have attempted suicide and a worryingly high percentage have died as a consequence.

Knowingly increasing the risk that our child might suffer from such an illness would be as irresponsible as choosing a donor with a life-threatening physical, hereditary disease.

Bobby was disappointed but he understood.

Pros: attractive; smart; funny; creative; charismatic.
Cons: has bipolar disorder which can be inherited and is life-threatening.

Verdict: Unsuitable.

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