The Donors

We have two types of sperm donors: Anonymous and Non-anonymous. Both groups include Basic and Extended profiles. Both groups may include Exclusive donors.

Cryos' sperm donors have relinquished all rights and a sperm donor cannot assume paternity under Danish law.

Donor types

  • Anonymous + Basic profile
  • Non-Anonymous+ Basic profile
  • Anonymous + Extended profile
  • Non-Anonymous + Extended profile

The donors are either Anonymous or Non-anonymous. These definitions do not mean that the donors are not identifiable. As donor sperm carry DNA, there is always a risk that donors, recipients and children can be traced via DNA-analysis and maybe otherwise making the privacy questionable in the future.

Anonymous

If the donor is Anonymous Cryos will never release the identity of the donor, and the customer agrees not to try to contact the donor. 

Non-anonymous

If the donor is Non-anonymous, Cryos will disclose the identity of the donor (name, last known address and ID-number) to clinics and authorities in countries where this is mandatory before or in relation to import or treatment. Cryos will disclose the identity of the donor to the child itself at the donor child’s request and only once the child has reached the age of 18. The child must document, or render probable, that he/she is the result of a treatment with donor sperm from a specific Non-anonymous donor from Cryos. The code (name/number) of the donor in question must be informed.

The donor has agreed to be contacted by the children, but Cryos has no responsibility whether the donor will actually do so in the future.

For more information, please read our Terms of Agreement.

Basic profile

Sperm donors with a Basic profile are registered under a number like 456, 8756, 11250, etc. Basic profiles only provide information on race, ethnicity, eye colour, hair colour, height, weight, blood type and usually profession/education.

Extended profile

Sperm donors with an Extended profile are registered under a fictitious name such as ERIK, IB, PER, OLUF, SVEND, etc. The Extended profiles consist of up to 8-10 pages of personal information on the sperm donor's background, education, family background, interests, hobbies, etc. The following additional information may apply: staff impression, childhood photos of the sperm donor, a handwritten greeting, a sound recording of the sperm donor's voice, EQ profile, etc.

The choice between Anonymous and Non-Anonymous

If you want to make sure that the child can learn the identity of the sperm donor in the future, you must choose a Non-Anonymous sperm donor. Evidence suggests that single women and same sex couples in particular prefer Non-anonymous sperm donors, while heterosexual couples seem to prefer Anonymous sperm donors in order to protect the man's integrity as the father and thus their own family identity. But this is not always the case. Some heterosexual couples choose a Non-anonymous sperm donor precisely because they plan to inform the child of its origins and therefore want to ensure the possibility of future contact with the donor. Conversely, many single mothers choose an Anonymous sperm donor because they plan to find a partner who can more easily take on the role of father and adopt the child when there is less focus on the existence of a sperm donor. The choice is both highly individual and complex.

If your treatment is to take place at a clinic, you should always check that the clinic is allowed to treat you with the type of sperm donor you have chosen.

The choice between Basic and Extended profile

If it is important to know a great deal about the sperm donor, you should choose a sperm donor with an Extended profile. Single mothers and same sex couples with an explicit desire to provide the child with donor data may prefer sperm donors with an Extended profile. If you want to know as little as possible about the sperm donor, you must choose a sperm donor with a Basic profile. In many cases, heterosexual couples choose a sperm donor with a Basic profile, whereas single mothers and same sex couples choose a sperm donor with an Extended profile. The reasons are the same as those for choosing Anonymous and Non-anonymous sperm donors, although often with the group roles reversed. The choice is both highly individual and complex.

If your treatment is to take place at a clinic, you should always check that the clinic is allowed to treat you with the type of sperm donor you have chosen.

Exclusive sperm donors

New sperm donors are displayed on our website with a star until the initial purchase/reservation. If you want to ensure the exclusive right to new donors, you must purchase/reserve all the sperm from the sperm donor in question and at the same time request to be registered on a waiting list. This gives you exclusive right to future releases and transforms the sperm donor into an Exclusive sperm donor. However, you must continue to purchase/reserve all donor sperm released from the selected sperm donor.

You can always cancel the exclusive right by releasing your store of reserved donor sperm. In such cases we will refund 75% of the amount paid - read more under reservation. This might apply in a situation where pregnancy is not achieved using the sperm from the sperm donor in question.

If you want to make your exclusive right irrevocable, you must buy the entire stock of sperm from the sperm donor in question. Prices are indicated on the price list. The advantage of this is that you will not have to continually purchase/reserve donor sperm. This is relevant in cases where donor sperm from the sperm donor in question is still available and you do not want more children - and you do not want others to be able to use the same sperm donor.

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