Meet Murphy.Back to Donor Search
- Eyes: Blue
- Hair: Brown
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight (lbs): 170
- Blood: O Rh-
- CMV: -
- Ethnicity: Caucasian, Italian, Scottish
- Jewish Ancestry: No
- Education/Occupation: BS Chemistry, MS in Chemisty / University Professor
- Live Birth / Pregnancy Confirmed: Yes
- Extended Testing: Yes
Murphy is inherently friendly and upbeat. He has a charming smile and is such a gentleman. He is quick witted and intelligent. It is always a joy having conversations with him, as he always has interesting tid bits and facts about anything from Chemistry to self defense.
This donor has rich jewel toned blue eyes and thick brown hair. He has a charming dimple when he smiles, and a perfect strait nose. He has a nice tan complexion and skin tone. He is muscular and athletic; he participates largely in sports and loves to sky dive and practice martial arts. He also loves music and plays the saxophone and clarinet.
Another passion of Murphys’ is animals. He loves dogs as companions and has trained many as guide and service dogs for the blind. He even volunteers as the ‘bad guy’ at women’s self defense classes, he is unassumingly gracious and kind.
Murphy is a special individual with a true heart of gold, when asked what accomplishment he is most proud of he answered, “..To give so much time and dedication to a pet and then have to give him away, comforted only in the knowledge of how much he will help someone less fortunate, was a significant test of selflessness at that age (10 yrs old). That experience shaped my willingness to give of myself for others for the rest of my life, and I am proud that a month later I chose to receive another puppy and do it all again so that I could help more blind individuals to regain independence in the world. I am most proud of this willingness to give of myself for others, that has persisted to this day in many different forms.”
Over the years, we have expanded our genetic testing of donors as genetic knowledge and technology have advanced. As a result, not all donors have been tested for the same conditions or with the same methods. All donors have undergone genetic testing for Cystic Fibrosis, Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Karyotyping. However, many donors have had more extensive testing performed.
This donor has been evaluated for carrier status of the listed conditions. A negative result reduces, but does not eliminate, the likelihood of the donor being a carrier. If you are a known carrier of a genetic condition please contact us, and we will provide a copy of the donor's test reports to your physician and/or genetic counselor.