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This is more than a MAJOR screwup!
Though there are several uncertainties surrounding any in-vitro pregnancy, one thing that's NOT supposed to be an x factor is the donor!
Unfortunately, that might not be the case for up to 26 women who underwent in-vitro fertilization treatment and may have been fertilized by the WRONG sperm.
In IVF treatment, mature eggs are fertilized by sperm outside the body in a lab.
The University Medical Centre Utrecht in the Netherlands recently found a "procedural error" at its IVF lab between mid-April 2015 and mid-November 2016 that may have matched up the wrong sperm and eggs!
They released a statement saying: