Fertility clinics and international sperm donor networks say “red heads” are in demand from people looking to undergo IVF treatment.

Monash IVF Group fertility specialist Dr Gareth Weston said “If there are any redheads out there willing to donate, we’d be happy to hear from you,” he told A Current Affair.

“We recently had a red haired sperm donor approach us at Monash IVF and his sperm was snapped up by four women within the first month.”

Currently only two per cent of donors are redheads and more & more women are wanting flame-haired children.

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“Historically red-headed donors have not been popular but we are getting requests for profiles of men with firey hair. People often select a donor because of their heritage, perhaps they have Irish or Scottish ancestry,” Carmel Carrigan of Queensland Fertility Group said.

Genetic scientists have warned that redheads are a dying breed and are likely to be extinct within 100 years.

Could it be due to the popularity of Prince Harry or Ed Sheeran? Who knows!

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  • lol i wonder why this is? maybe celebrities are having some kind of influence on it and these two celebs that were mentioned are good guys


  • I was reading this article today. Very interesting. Having a ginger donor, could not be enough to get a red-hair kid. http://social.diply.com/ginger-redhead-demand?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=diply


  • A lot of people with red hair have fair skin that doesn’t tan easily. It can burn really quickly and peel even if you put copious amounts of moisturiser on it. It may not peel for a few days though. I have red hair so I know from experience.
    One of my Aunties had red hair and had the same issue with her skin.


  • Its a total myth that redheads will be extinct in 100 years. Its a recessive gene but its going to take much much longer than 100 years to die out.


  • Interesting that redheads are in demand. I didn’t know that redheads are a dying breed and are likely to be extinct within 100 years ! I’ve lived for 8 years in Northern Ireland and always found thst there are relatively many redheads there. It shouldn’t be that difficult to collect sperm from donor’s with red hair in that region, certainly when you would reward it with some $$


  • This is an interesting story,redheads in demand,who thought!


  • I love red heads. I didn’t know they are at risk of extinction!!


  • I hope donors are found for these programmes.


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