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 firstname.lastname@example.org
You can choose to remain anonymous to any children and parents, but European Sperm Bank should know you.
A donor child of an ID release 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 Copenhagen, Lyngby, Aarhus and Aalborg.
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.
No, you must reside in Denmark for at least 1½ year from the time of application.
Once you have been accepted as a donor, you’ll get DKK 300 per approved donation. For each approved donation, 200 DKK will be transferred to your bank account once a week and the remaining 100 DKK is paid out roughly once every three months; this is dependent on your routine blood and urine tests showing that you have no sexually transmitted diseases.
On top of these amounts, you also get financial compensation for all your blood tests. The compensation is regulated by law.
If you’ve not had any sexually transmitted diseases for a whole year and have donated frequently, you’ll be eligible to receive an average of 6,000 DKK per month in compensation. This includes a free Fitness World membership (worth 300 DKK per month), which is activated as soon as you qualify.
Yes. You receive your compensation anonymously, and you must report your income 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.
Call us on +45 8877 1757 or write email@example.com