Anonymous or Non-anonymous sperm donor

If you want to become a sperm donor, you must choose between being an Anonymous or a Non-anonymous sperm donor. Here you can learn about the difference.

When you get approved to become a sperm donor, you must make the decision to become either an Anonymous or a Non-anonymous donor. When you have made your choice, it is not possible to change your decision at a later stage. Therefore, we recommend you to take your time to consider what is right for you.

A sperm donor choosing between Anonymous and Non-anonymous

Being an Anonymous sperm donor

If you choose to be an Anonymous sperm donor, nobody can demand Cryos to pass on identifying information about you. No one will ever be able to demand that Cryos releases your identity – neither parents, children, relatives, nor anybody else can get access to your identity through Cryos. Likewise, you agree not to attempt to contact potential donor children. 

If you choose to be an Anonymous donor, it does not mean that you can never be identified. However, sperm contains DNA and therefore, there will always be a chance that donors, recipients and children can be found via DNA analysis, which means the protection of personal data cannot be guaranteed. Cryos will never disclose identifying information about you to donor children or their parents.

Being a Non-anonymous sperm donor

As a Non-anonymous sperm donor, the donor child or children will be able to contact Cryos to receive identifying information about you when turning 18 years of age. This way, the children will have the opportunity to know more about their biological origins, which can feel comforting to some. It is of course up to you, which kind of contact you wish to engage in.

If you are under age 25 and you wish to become a Non-anonymous sperm donor, one of our health care professionals will talk to you during the approval process to make sure that you have considered your choice and understand the implications.

In this video, you can learn more about the decisions you must make as a sperm donor at Cryos including the choice between being an Anonymous or a Non-anonymous donor:

You are protected against paternity

Regardless of your choice between being an Anonymous or Non-anonymous sperm donor, you are protected against paternity. This means that you will never be considered the legal father of the donor children, who are born with the help of your donations. This is stated in the Danish Child Act.

Are you still considering your choice?

We know that the decision may demand some consideration and therefore, we are of course available if would like to discuss your choice with us. You are always welcome to contact us or talk to us in one of our departments in Aarhus, Aalborg, Copenhagen or Odense.