Making the decision

Ordering donor sperm

Find out what to do once you've chosen the sperm donor you want for your fertility treatment.

Crossing the finish line is easy

Check that your sperm donor is available

Select the number of straws and add to basket

Go to basket and check out

Choose payment method

The availability of a sperm donor will vary. Straws are sold and replaced on a daily basis. In order to be able to place an order, your selected sperm donor needs to be available when you place an order.

As the legislation governing fertility treatments with sperm donors varies from country to country, you need to note whether your selected sperm donor is available in your preferred treatment country.

The countries in which treatment is possible are clearly listed on the sperm donor's profile.

If you want to have enough straws for the entire treatment, we recommend purchasing 5-7 straws per child. If you opt for a storage unit, we can store your straws for you. We refund 75% of the cost for the sperm stored at our facility if you decide not to use it.

Your treatment date is set by your fertility clinic. If you've found your sperm donor, but have yet to receive a treatment date, we offer free storage for up to 30 days. If you need more time, it is possible to rent a storage unit. We will store your straws for you until you need them.

We accept all major cards, including Visa and Mastercard. It is also possible to pay by transfer. Once your order has been received, you will receive an automated confirmation email. You will then receive an invoice when your order has been processed. Should you choose to pay by transfer, please keep in mind that it takes 3-5 working days to register your payment.

The straws ordered are shipped on the date agreed or as soon as possible following the receipt of payment.

Should you require expedited delivery, please contact us on +45 38 34 36 00 or info@europeanspermbank.com

Storage

Do you have enough straws for your treatments?

Once you've found the perfect fit, you can store the donor sperm in one of our storage units. This ensures that you have enough sperm to see you through the fertilisation process.

If you want to conceive multiple children with the same genetic origin, we recommend purchasing the relevant amount of straws for other children you plan on having. We recommend 5-7 straws per child.

Ordering

When should you order?

It is important that your straws arrive on time. We recommend that you place orders at least 10 business days before the sperm is required to allow for processing of payment. We ship and deliver sperm Monday through Friday.

Shipments are typically delivered to fertility clinics in Europe in 1-2 working days and outside Europe in 3-5 working days. For the UK, the specific approval process can delay shipment, please take this into consideration when ordering.

Shipments to countries outside Europe may take longer than a week due to customs processing and longer transit times.

Should you require expedited delivery, get in touch and we will do our utmost to accommodate you.

Confidentiality

Your data is safe with us

The information you share with us is held in strictest confidence, unavailable to anyone other than your health care professionals without your express permission.

We use it only to process your order. Your data is transmitted via. an encrypted secure connection. This means that all personal information submitted via our secure connection will not be readable by anyone attempting to intercept the transmission. Read more about this in our Privacy Policy.

Shipping

We ship your sperm order to any destination worldwide

At European Sperm Bank, we prioritise quality assurance for all shipments. This helps us ensure that your straws will arrive on time no matter where you are in the world. We do not currently ship to the United States due to the legal restrictions in place.

Each unit of sperm is shipped frozen in a straw. Straws are specifically made for safe cryo-storage of human sperm in liquid nitrogen and nitrogen vapour. We ship our straws in the safest way possible, namely through 'dry shippers'. This ensures that the straws are safe no matter how far they have to travel.

The advantage of 'dry shippers' is that an unopened container is capable of keeping a stable temperature for 1-3 weeks depending on its size. This ensures that your straws are subject to ideal storage conditions until they reach their final destination.

Donor search

The search that works for you

All families are different and have a unique story. That means that the process of finding the perfect sperm donor for the child of your dreams is all about you. Start your search with the characteristic that you think is the most important.