We have the experience and expertise to help you to choose a suitable donor from our nominated sperm banks.
- Cryos International Ltd
- European Sperm Bank
Would you like to know as much as possible about the donor, or do you prefer to only know the basics? This consideration will help you to choose between an Extended Profile and a Basic Profile. An Extended Profile contains a lot of personal information including baby photos, personality tests and maybe an audio clip with the donor’s voice. A sperm donor with a Basic Profile only provides you with the essential information such as ethnicity, physical characteristics and education/job.
In Denmark, Donors can choose to remain Anonymous or they can agree to be contacted by the donor-conceived child once he or she is 18 years old (non-Anonymous /Open Donor / ID Release). The sperm donor never has legal responsibility for or paternal rights to children conceived using their semen. The donor cannot be contacted by the parents of the child and the donor cannot contact the child or his/her parents.
The Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 which was enacted on 4th May 2020 prevents the use of anonymous donors in Ireland. Treatments using donated sperm must now be reported to the Department of Health and children born from these treatments will have their information stored on the National Donor Conceived person register. The Register will enable a donor-conceived child who has reached the age of 18 to access personal “identifying” information on the relevant donor. We will take care of this paperwork for you and you will be asked to sign specific consent forms prior to your treatment cycle.
Counselling is required for all patients engaging in donor treatment, this is mandatory implications counselling provided by ReproMed affiliated counsellors. The purpose is to gain a better understanding of the 2015 Children and Family Relationships Act which considers the legal relationship of children born from donated gametes. Further details can be found on the following site: www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/WP15000315
Sperm donors are screened extensively as per EU legislation before they are accepted as a sperm donor. Potential donors will have to complete a medical history questionnaire and have a thorough physical health check and have blood and urine samples taken for a number of hereditary and infectious diseases. They will undergo counselling to ensure they are aware of the implications of donation and the types of donor they can be. Their sperm is tested to make sure it is of suitable quality after freezing and thawing. Once they pass all of these tests, they complete the donor profile and they start the donation programme. During the whole period of donation the donors are screened for infectious diseases while the sperm is quarantined, so the risk of passing on those infectious diseases is eliminated.