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Donor information

Our donors are of Caucasian/European appearance, whose average age is about 25. In certain cases, we can order donor sperm of other ethnic origin.

Most sperm donors are students in third-level education in Denmark, and their motives are typically both altruistic and financial.

To become approved sperm donors, our donors have to undergo a number of medical investigations, be healthy and have no hereditary diseases.

You can read about the medical investigations donors have to undergo on the Danish Health Authority website. Only a small number of applicants (8-10%) are approved and can be used as sperm donors.

Before donor sperm is released for sale, it must have been quarantined and donors have to submit negative HIV tests three and six months after making the donation.

According to Danish law, the following information must be provided prior to treatment with donor sperm, and you must give written consent to this prior to treatment:

“When selecting donors, we strive to limit the risk of passing on inherited conditions, malformations, etc. by only using donors who have stated that they have no knowledge of any inherited risk in their family and who have been interviewed and investigated by an experienced healthcare professional with regard to this. In spite of these precautions, the risk of all hereditary disease cannot be excluded. If, against all expectations, the child is born with a condition or develops one in the first year of life that you are informed could be inherited, it is important that you notify the clinic or the healthcare professional that has treated you so that a decision can be made as to whether the donor can continue to be used. The same applies if you find out that the condition could be due to transfer of an infectious disease from the donor sperm or egg. Even if the donor has tested negative for infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis, there will always be an extremely minor degree of risk.”– The Danish Ministry of Health’s Executive Order on Assisted Reproduction, Chapter 5

From 1 December 2013, healthcare professionals treating any child who has been born with the aid of sperm or egg donation or any person who has donated sperm or eggs is obliged to report any genetic disease in the child or person in question to the relevant tissue centres and the Danish Health Authority pursuant to § 13, subsections 3 and 4 of the Human Tissue Act.

If StorkKlinik receives notification from a sperm bank that a donor has been temporarily blocked/is subject to quarantine, as healthcare professionals we must not use this donor for fertility treatment until the sperm bank notifies StorkKlinik that the quarantine period has been terminated and the donor can be used once more. This is also applicable if a store of semen has been set up for the donor in question.

If the donor in question is not cleared for use, i.e. is blocked permanently, we must no longer use this donor. In special cases the sperm may be used with written consent once information has been provided about the risk of any known genetic disease and the potential consequences of doing so. A donor is blocked permanently if an increased risk of passing on a hereditary disease to a child has been established.

StorkKlinik cannot be held liable for the results or consequences of treatment (other than pursuant to the general regulations in Danish law on healthcare professionals’ liability with regard to errors and omissions) or for the characteristics and physical and/or mental status of any future child.

We purchase sperm from the approved Danish sperm bank:

European Sperm Bank

If you choose to buy sperm yourself and have it shipped to StorkKlinik, you will need to be aware that if you buy sperm with a so-called “condition”, we as a fertility clinic cannot use this sperm when treating you.

This is due to Chapter 5, § 24 of the Executive Order on Assisted Reproduction issued by the Danish Ministry of Health on 8 May 2015.

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Stork IVF Klinik | St. Kongensgade 40 H, 1. sal | DK-1264 Copenhagen K
Tel. +45 3257 3316 | Fax +45 3257 3346 | info@storkklinik.dk | CVR. No. 33 03 49 11

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