We have two types of sperm donors: Anonymous and Non-Anonymous. Both groups include Basic and Extended profiles. In addition you will be able to choose a sperm donor with Donor Exclusivity.
Cryos' sperm donors have relinquished all rights and a sperm donor cannot assume paternity under Danish law.
- 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.
If the donor is Anonymous, Cryos will never release the identity of the donor, and the client agrees not to try to contact the donor.
If the donor is Non-Anonymous, Cryos will disclose the identity of the donor (name, last known address and ID-number) to healthcare professionals 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 donor 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.
Sperm donors with a Basic profile, Anonymous as well as Non-Anonymous, are registered under a number like 456, 8756, or 11250. Basic profiles only provide information on race, ethnicity, eye colour, hair colour, height, weight, blood type and usually profession/education.
Sperm donors with an Extended profile, Anonymous as well as Non-Anonymous, are registered under a fictitious name such as ERIK, IB, PER, OLUF or SVEND. The Extended profiles consist of up to 5-6 pages of personal information on the sperm donor's background, education, family background, interests and hobbies. 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 and EQ profile.
The information that is given in an extended profile has been personally written and entered by the donor and it is therefore the donor’s own representation. The extended profile is not updated with new information about education, work, civil status etc. after the date on which the original information was given. It is the original information that is shown in the extended profile.
Adult photos of donors
Do you want to know what your donor looks like as an adult? Some of our sperm donors with extended profiles also have a file with adult photos. The pictures have been taken by a professional photographer and are attached to the donor’s extended profile. There are five to six pictures of each donor.
Donors with adult photos are marked with gold, and you can search for them in the donor search.
To see the pictures, you need to buy access to them.
The price for access to donors with adult photos is EUR 200 excl. VAT. Your right of access is valid for three months, and it expires automatically if you do not choose to renew it.
Read more about donor profiles with adult photos here.
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 a 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.
We kindly ask you to always check that the healthcare professional is allowed to treat you with the type of sperm donor you have chosen, so all the local legal requirements are met. Read more about choosing between an Anonymous or a Non-Anonymous donor at our blog.
The choice between Basic and Extended profile
If you would like to have more information on 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 choice is both highly individual and complex.
We kindly ask you to always check that the healthcare professional is allowed to treat you with the type of sperm donor you have chosen, so all the local legal requirements are met. Read more about deciding between a basic or an extended sperm donor at our blog.
We are here for you
At Cryos, we wish to support and help you on your journey to parenthood. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or need further information. We speak Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portugeese.