Our desire to learn more
We strive to continuously learn about the experiences of donor-conceived people. In recent years, we have initiated a range of activities to ensure that we stay in touch with their perspectives as well as those of the donors and parents.
Donor child survey
Every other year, we conduct a survey of parents and donor-conceived individuals. We try to include a diverse range of family types and ages of donor children in order to get a wide spectrum of perspectives.
The data and insights collected in these studies inform our understanding of donor children’s welfare, so we can improve our support for donor children as well as the guidance of our customers (for instance, stressing the importance of telling your child that they are donor-conceived).
Findings from our 2022 survey
- 90% of parents agree that it's important to tell their child that they are donor-conceived.
- The average age that parents are likely to tell their child that they are donor-conceived is 3.4 years old.
- 81% of families feel accepted in their everyday lives about their choice to use a donor.
As an organisation, we want to break down the taboo surrounding sperm donation because we believe that donor children and their families will benefit from this openness.
We also want to ensure that there are donors enough for the people who need them, and that donors feel comfortable being donors.
For those reasons, we conduct surveys among current and non-active donors at regular intervals. We ask them about their experience with us as well as their experience with being a donor in general. All with the purpose of improving our internal processes and educating the public on sperm donation to dismantle taboos.