Richard Branson has just launched a dyslexic-only sperm bank – Made by Dyslexia. Here is a piece from his personal blog about his vision.
I’m excited to reveal that on May 2nd I will be launching the world’s first dyslexic sperm bank in London.
Why? Up until very recently some sperm banks have rejected donors that have dyslexia. To me, this is absurd when you think that some of the most successful people in the world are dyslexic. Rather than being seen as a weakness, dyslexia should be seen as a strength.
As I know from first-hand experience, school can be tough if you don’t get the right help. But I think it’s important to not let it hold you back. Dyslexia has been a massive help for me personally; it makes me think creatively and laterally, two major factors that helped me create Virgin and build a global brand.
Dyslexia is a different way of thinking, not a disadvantage and it shouldn’t stop young people from achieving success and striving to make their dreams a reality.
More details can be found on the Made by Dyslexia site that is now live by clicking here.