Men went into sperm donation knowing that it was anonymous, otherwise they wouldn't have done it. The question of where did I come from is eternal and hardly the sole domain of this 'current generation'. The handwriting is clear and quite precise. This is because for more than 30 years there was no central register in New South Wales recording who donors were, who their children were, or even how many donor conceived babies were born. That is, he will know going in that one day a child of his DNA may want to meet - and that is all. When I was 13 I was sent to my Auntie and Uncles place for a few days.
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You have no law guaranteeing you of knowing your blood relations. The mother made an informed choice, knowing the consequences. Nothing is inconsistent with what I said. No matter how evil you believe the medical profession to be, these children could not have been born without mothers. For women to turn around and try to put the blowtorch of retrospective responsibility on sperm donors is pathological.
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And it has stopped the ability of women in Australia to have an Australian sperm donor which leads to what medical and financial stresses. All it means is that when two people agreed something would remain private that they remain private. In this case, Australian children lost any chance of being awarded a right to paternal disclosure just so an individual mother could basically, rip off her ex-husband. What you have proposed is not that a child can find the donor. And, if my memory serves me correctly, in the early years, men who would support their wives in such a desire. If that was really the case, then you would not still have 50 or more extant languages in Europe.
But as it happens, there's hundreds of donor conceived people in Australia who DO want to know those things. Unfortunately the law was never able to guarantee anonymity,and this was known back in the 80s, so you were misled. It's so common that adoption agencies warn people about this. A right is held by the individual for the benefit and protection of that individual. Best solution now is to provide some encouragement and protections for donors, so they can see their way clear to contact etc without too much downside risk. With respect to the lack of knowledge of genetic predispositions towards disease, is it your contention that not only should the donor's contractual guarantee of privacy be anulled, but that he should also have to fill out some kind of questionnaire about his medical history? You want to punish the donor when there are solutions readily available.