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Frequently asked questions

Below you can find answers to our most frequently asked questions – our FAQ.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to call us on 040 - 386 99 406 or write


According to DE-law, you cannot donate sperm anonymously. However, only children conceived as a result of your sperm will be allowed to contact you. European Sperm Bank will also know your identity.

A donor child of an ID release donor (previously called an open donor) is entitled to receive identifying information about their donor the age of 16.

No, your identity is protected with us. All contact takes place directly between you and us. Your personal data, if required, such as results of blood tests, may be sent to fertility clinics and competent national authorities.

Becoming a sperm donor

Fill in our online application form to book your first appointment.

You can donate in our Hamburg facilities at Altonaer Strasse 59 and Ferdinand Straße 47. Read more here.

You can donate every 48 hours from your last ejaculation.

We expect you to donate at least four times per month.

We expect you to donate for at least 1 year. There is no maximum period, but most donors are active for about 2 years.

To be a sperm donor you must be between 18 and 45 years old.

The last possible day for donation is the day before turning 46. We expect you to donate for at least 1 year and with application time in mind, we do not accept applications if there is less than 18 months before turning 46. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Yes, if you live in Germany for at least 1½ years from the time of application.

No, but you can create a separate sperm deposit.

We oversee the number of pregnancies to comply with applicable legislation in various countries. 

Unfortunately, we cannot accept you on our donor program, if you do not know your biological family’s medical history.

No, you must reside in Germany for at least 1½ year from the time of application.


In total you can get compensated up to 80 Euro per visit
• You will be compensated with 40 Euro for every approved donation: 30 Euro right away and 10 Euro after the donation has been screened for STDs and approved.
• You will also be compensated for routine blood sampling.

Read more about "Why to be a sperm donor?".

Yes. You receive your compensation by bank transfer and must report the compensation yourself.


We test blood and urine for STIs and some genetic disorders.

Yes, if you are treated and cured.

Yes. We continuously test for STIs, e.g. hepatitis.

Besides good health, no. Our donors represent all kinds of men with different backgrounds.

Yes, you can become a sperm donor at European Sperm Bank if you have had sex with men.


There are many reasons why you may not qualify as a sperm donor. Most commonly, the reason is that your sperm count does not meet our criteria. If you do not have an above average sperm count, you cannot be a sperm donor. But there are also several other factors that may disqualify you from being accepted as a sperm donor. You cannot be a sperm donor, if:

  • You sperm count is to low
  • You or someone in your family suffers from serious hereditary diseases
  • You are abusing anabolic steroids or drugs
  • You have a bleeding disorder or clotting disorder
  • You provide sexual services for money or drugs
  • You are infected with HIV or hepatitis B or C
  • You are or previously have been admitted as a donor at another sperm bank
  • You or your parents are adopted and thus do not have full knowledge of your biological origin.

According to the Sperm Donors Act, as a sperm donor, you have no paternal or legal obligations to any children that result from donations. The same goes for the children, who cannot make legal demands on the donor either. If you become registered as a sperm donor with European Sperm Bank, you also sign a contract confirming this.

You are always welcome to write us email or call us, if you have any questions.