Sperm donors back efforts to change law on anonymity

Farrah  Tomazin

The Sunday Age’s state political editor.

Peter Liston has six children, half of whom he has never met, but not for  lack of wanting.

In 1979, Mr Liston donated his sperm at the Royal Children’s Hospital. For an  altruistic young man, it was ”a no-brainer”.

”For the merest inconvenience on my part, childless couples could experience  the greatest joys life can give,” he said.

But, decades later, Mr Liston often wonders about the children he helped  create, and would love to meet them. He knows through clinical records that  there  are three –  two men, now aged 32 and 29, and one woman, aged 31 – from  two different families.