See the most frequently asked questions about COVID-19. If you have additional questions, please contact us.
There is no evidence that supports that coronavirus spreads via sperm. In general, research shows that respiratory viruses do not spread via sperm and so far, no cases of transmission of coronavirus have been reported. European Sperm Bank follows closely and act in accordance to the recommendations for donor screening issued by the local authorities.
There is no evidence that supports that COVID-19 infection increases the risk of miscarriages or fetal malformations, but as with any other virus if you are or become pregnant you should be more careful and take your precautions to reduce the risk of getting the infection.
Yes, most of our staff can work from home and provide the relevant service to our customers. Any staff are asked to stay home if they or anyone close to them display symptoms or if they have visited high-risk areas. Among other precautionary measures are posters with clear instructions on our front doors at all locations. We also ask donors directly if they feel sick. This is introduced to prevent an infected person from spreading the infection to other donors or to the staff.
To accommodate any challenges caused by the coronavirus we right now have an option where we offer six months of free storage. If you already have storage at our premises, we can help you prolong it.
We’re in constant dialogue with our logistic partners and at this point there are no indication that shipments to other countries will be any problem. Any changes will be updated on our website.
At European sperm Bank we take the COVID-19 serious but at this point we don’t find it necessary to close for donations. In all our processes, we follow the guidelines from the authorities to make sure that we protect both our employees and the donors who visit our locations. Among other things we have a constant focus on hygiene, which means that all surfaces are cleaned with the recommended detergent, we have a rigorous hand-washing scheme and we have decreased social interaction to a minimum. We also ask donors directly if they feel sick.
At this point, there is no evidence that supports that coronavirus infection spreads via sperm or that that a COVID-19 infection in a pregnant woman increases the risk for miscarriages or fetal malformations. The sperm straws that we send out today were donated months before the novel coronavirus was detected due to our routine quarantine procedures. The sperm that is donated after the coronavirus outbreak will be frozen and quarantined and released in accordance with the guidelines from the Health Authorities.
At European Sperm Bank, we've been in close contact with Danish public health authorities since the onset of the coronavirus. We've also liaised with other regulatory bodies across Europe, among them the HFEA in the UK, to ensure that we are in line with guidance regarding our industry.
We follow all official guidelines. Our staff and our donors are asked to stay home if they or anyone close to them display symptoms or if they have visited high-risk areas. Among other precautionary measures are posters with clear instructions on our front doors at all locations. We also ask donors directly if they feel sick.
As this situation is rapidly evolving, we monitor new developments closely. We will post updates here and on our Facebook page.