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Questions regarding donor semen

May I choose open or anonymous donor semen?

  • From October 1st 2012, you may decide yourself whether you want open or anonymous donor semen. If you take open donor semen, the child has the possibility to have a single contact with the donor after his or her 18 year birthday. Only the child has the right to get to know the identity of the donor. You can buy the donor semen directly at the clinic or at the sperm bank.
  • If you decide for anonymous or open donor semen you can decide on the height, weight and colour of the hair and the eyes of the donor and buy the semen directly at the clinic. Once you are pregnant we will tell you the donor identity no., so you can buy more semen for siblings at the spermbank.
  • You also have the choice of buying open or anonymous sperm with an extended profile. Here you can get more information about the donor. (Contact one of the danish sperm banks for more information.)
  • If you decide to buy your own donorsperm, you also accept the risk, that the donor might be blocked. In that case, we are not allowed to use the semen, even if it is present at the clinic.
  • In case you buy your personal donorsperm, you have to pay for the transportation from the spermbank to Dansk Fertilitetsklinik, and also for receipt and storage of your private semen depot at the clinic. We recommend that you order the transportation as soon as possible, in order to avoid extra payment for acute delivery and receipt. Have a look at our pricelist.

How do I get donor sperm?

  • Anonymous donor sperm: you can buy it directly at the clinic. We have approximately 30 different donors available.
  • Open donor sperm: you can buy it directly at the clinic or contact European Spermbank and ask for “IUI-ready” sperm.
  • Donor sperm with extended profile: contact European Spermbank directly and ask for “IUI-ready” sperm.
  • If you decide to buy your own donorsperm, you also accept the risk, that the donor might be blocked. In that case, we are not allowed to use the semen, even if it is present at the clinic.
  • If you buy your personal donorsperm, you have to pay for the transportation from the spermbank to Dansk Fertilitetsklinik, and also for receipt and storage of your private semen depot at the clinic. We recommend that you order the transportation as soon as possible, in order to avoid extra payment for acute delivery and receipt. Have a look at our pricelist.

Can I bring my personal donor?

From October 1st 2012 you can bring your personal donor. He must be examined and tested like all other donors. This is a possibility for heterosexual couples. Ask the Fertility Specialist for detailed information.

If you are single or a lesbian couple and want your own donor, the donor will be regarded being the legal father of the child and must also pay child support. The child is also named as heirs to the donor. Ask the Fertility Specialist for detailed information.

What if I want to buy my own semen?

You are welome to buy your own semen and have a private deposit at the clinic. This is often the case if you want to have another child after having becoming pregnant with semen from a specific donor before.

You have to be aware that there are circumstances under which we are not allowed to treat you with your own semen. This might happen if:

  • the donor is in quaratine because of a report of disease in another child
  • the donor hos been closed because of a report of disease in the donor
  • the donor has met his quota of children

If you want the donor for a sibling, you will not have problems with the quota. This is only valid for the first child. You also have the possibility to re-use the donor, even if he has been diagnosed with a specific disease, if you have a child already from that specific donor. However, you have to sign a paper that you are aware of and accept the risk of transmitting a disease to your child.

If you buy your personal donorsperm, you have to pay for the transportation from the spermbank to Dansk Fertilitetsklinik, and also for receipt and storage of your private semen depot at the clinic. We recommend that you order the transportation as soon as possible, in order to avoid extra payment for acute delivery and receipt. Have a look at our pricelist.