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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 +45 8877 1757 or write donor@europeanspermbank.com

Anonymity

You can choose to remain anonymous to any children and parents, but European Sperm Bank should know you.

A donor child of an open donor is entitled to receive non-identifying information about their donor when they reach age 16 and identifying information about their donor from the age of 18.

No, your identity is protected with us. Nor does your regular medical record state that you are a donor. All contact takes place directly between you and us.

Becoming a sperm donor

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

You can donate in Holborn, London, a stone’s throw from Chancery Lane.

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 Denmark 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. For example, a donor may provide children to no more than 12 families in Denmark.

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

Payment

A donor can be compensated for up to £420 per month. You get £35 for every approved donation, as regulated by the HFEA: £20 right away and £15 after the donation has been screened for STDs and approved. Read more about "Why to be a sperm donor".

Yes. You receive your compensation in cash and anonymously, and you must report your income yourself.

Health

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.

Other

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.