The medical history review
During the screening process, we review the medical history of the donor candidate and his family members.
The purpose of the medical history review is to minimise the risk of a donor passing on a serious condition to children conceived with his sperm.
By speaking to the donor candidate, we collect information about conditions affecting him or his family members. Our Medical Team of clinical geneticists then assess whether a given condition is most likely hereditary or if it is caused by other factors, such as an unhealthy lifestyle (e.g., smoking, poor diet, excessive alcohol consumption).
As part of the review, the donor also needs to pass a physical examination at a specially trained GP.
If our Medical Team conclude that there is an increased risk that children could inherit a serious condition from the donor candidate, we disqualify him.