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Donor sperm

During fertility treatment, it may be necessary to use a sperm donation. For some people, this is the only way to fulfil their dream of having children. This may be the case, for example, if: 

a man does not have any sperm either in his ejaculate or in his testes, or

a man has a genetic illness.

a single woman or lesbian couple want to get pregnant

How does fertility treatment with a sperm donation take place?

1. Detailed examination of donor sperm and donor

Sperm donors are very thoroughly investigated. Even being accepted as a sperm donor requires extensive sperm, blood and urine tests.

In addition to the usual determination of the sperm parameters, blood, sperm and urine samples from the donor are also tested for infectious and sexually transmitted diseases each time a donation is made. If the sperm quality meets the WHO guidelines for sperm donors, the sperm are then frozen (cryopreservation). 

However, donor samples are kept in quarantine for 6 months before being released for fertilisation. After 180 days of quarantine, a blood sample from the donor is tested for infectious and sexually transmitted diseases again, and the samples are finally released for sale if the serology is normal. 

2. Contractual obligation

People that want a child must first be informed by a doctor with regard to the medical, legal and social issues in relation to sperm donation. Then they conclude a written agreement with the doctor. This governs the rights and obligations of all parties involved. 

In addition, a notarised contract is often concluded, which primarily protects the rights of the child born as a result of this fertilisation.

A written agreement is also concluded with the sperm bank.

3. Choice of a suitable sperm donor

Couples undergoing fertility treatment can then select the appropriate sperm donor according to various criteria – including:

  • hair colour,
  • eye colour,
  • origin,
  • hair type,
  • blood group,
  • height, and
  • weight.

The couples can usually look at the sperm banks’ online catalogues for themselves to find a sperm donor with the desired characteristics. Alternatively, the sperm banks can select the appropriate donor if desired.

4. Fertilisation of the eggs with the donated sperm

The woman’s eggs are fertilised with the donated sperm. This is done either through

The method used should be clarified with the doctor.

Who does the sperm donation come from?

The sperm donations usually come from a sperm bank, in which they are usually stored frozen (cryopreservation).

The sperm donors are very carefully selected by the sperm banks beforehand. For example, they must be

• between 18 and 38 years old,

• completely healthy both physically and mentally – so they must not have any infectious diseases or hereditary illnesses in the family – and

• have an optimal sperm quality as well as a high sperm count.

The sperm donors receive compensation for their donations.

 

What are the options for sperm donation?

If you are having fertility treatment using donor sperm, there are several options available to you: 

You can let us choose a donor for you based on your wishes regarding eye colour, hair colour and height. We will do our utmost to accommodate your wishes, but we cannot guarantee anything.

You can purchase donor sperm through our clinic based on your wishes regarding eye colour, hair colour and height. You will be guaranteed your wishes, and the sperm will be ready when you come for insemination. You can purchase donor sperm yourself and choose from different characteristics. The following are links to the sperm banks we work with: 

www.europeanspermbank.com

www.cryosinternational.com

www.sellmerdiers.com

Do you have a known sperm donor?

If you would like to use your own or a known donor (who is not a partner) for treatment in VivaNeo, the known donor will be subject to the Danish Health Authority’s practice and legal requirements regarding screening through interview, physical examination and blood tests as well as swabs for certain infectious diseases.

Risks of sperm donation

The risks of sperm donation will be explained to you individually by a doctor as part of your consultation. For women, however, the risks of insemination as well as IVF and ICSI are essentially the same as if her eggs were fertilised by her partner’s sperm. Possible infection risks are largely avoided with the measures mentioned above.

What is the legal situation in the event of a sperm donation?

In contrast to egg donation, fertility treatment using a sperm donor is legally permitted in Germany.

Health insurance companies do not pay for fertility treatment using donor sperm.

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