Donor semen / Donor selection

Donor selection

Who should I/we choose?

When choosing a donor, you must bear in mind that regardless of the appearance of the sperm donor and the mother, the child may have a different skin colour. Genes can skip generations in unpredictable ways. The same applies to the child’s height.

There is no height guarantee for any future child. Therefore, it may be a good idea to ask yourself honestly just how important some of your donor requirements are. Even if you realise that they are actually important, you still have to remain completely open to the fact that your child may look very different.

You have the option of requesting certain characteristics from your future sperm donor such as eye colour, hair colour, height and skin colour (the basic profile), but there are no guarantees that all your wishes can be can fulfilled.

If you want to be sure your baby has the required characteristics, or if you want to use a specific donor, StorkKlinik can create a store of semen from your selected donor.

These sperm banks offer a selection of different donor types and related various options for information about donors.

A non-anonymous donor, no identity (who used to be known as an anonymous donor) is a sperm donor who will always remain anonymous to the woman/couple using the donor sperm.

If using non-anonymous (no identity) donor sperm, you can obtain information from the basis profile. The woman/couple or any children born as a result of the treatment can never find out the donor’s identity, and the donor can never find out who was treated with his sperm or whether any children were born as a result of the treatment.

The sperm bank receives, checks and distributes the sperm units to the clinics that provide treatment.

If you have any requests as regards the characteristics of non-anonymous (no identity) donors, please let us know during your health record consultation or in an email.

have entered into an agreement with the sperm bank, stating that any children born from donations can be informed of the donor’s identity by the sperm bank when they reach the age of 18, if they wish to do so. Contactable donors have no legal obligations or rights in respect of the child. For example, contactable donors have no obligation to provide for their children, and children are not entitled to inherit anything from their donors. Therefore, users of sperm from contactable donors must themselves acquire detailed information from the sperm bank concerning what agreement has been entered into with the specific donor selected as regards children (conceived as a result of treatment with his sperm) getting in touch with him later. If you have any requests as regards the characteristics of contactable donors, please let us know during your health record consultation or in an email.

 

For sperm donors with "extended donor profiles” there is extra information available in addition to the basic information (see the basis profile). This information may include details such as information on the donor’s childhood, family situation, occupation, leisure interests, baby photos, etc. The woman/couple or any children born as a result of the treatment receive no information about the donor’s identity. Likewise, the donor receives no information about who was treated with his sperm or whether any children were born as a result of the treatment.

 

 

A known sperm donor is a donor who is known to the woman/couple and who has agreed to donate sperm for artificial insemination of the woman, even if the woman and the donor are not married or in a relationship. A known sperm donor must be tested for infectious diseases (swabs and blood tests), undergo an examination by a suitably-qualified health professional and participate in a consultation based on a completed questionnaire in the same way as other sperm donors.

Legally, a known sperm donor is the father of the child/children that may come about as a result of fertility treatment. For example, known donors have an obligation to provide for their children, and children are entitled to inherit from known donors.

If a known donor and the woman/couple want a different parent for their child (e.g. a co-mother), a document can be prepared (a form can be filled in) under Danish law before the assisted reproduction treatment itself commences.You can find out more about using a known donor here.

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