Henrik: “Why not help when you can?”

Why are you a sperm donor?

“I’m a donor because there are many people who can’t have children. I feel privileged that I’m healthy and well enough to help them. It’s a big deal for me, and I know it means a lot to those people that I can help. Obviously, there’s a financial aspect to it, but it’s not because I need the money. I just see it as a bonus. I do it because it’s important for me to be able to help others to have the children that they dream of having.”

Did you have any worries before you became a donor? 

“My first thought was, what if I’m not good enough? It’s a bit upsetting to think that maybe you’re not good enough. And I think it’s kind of cool, and I’m also proud that I actually can help.”

What have you thought about the donor children who are born?

“I’ve thought a lot about that many people will be prejudiced, thinking I’m going to have a lot of kids running around the city in a couple of years’ time. But it’s just not like that. I think more about the fact that there are children who come into the world with parents who get the child they wanted above all else.”

Do you have any thoughts about having your own children?

“I’ve thought about having kids in a few years time, so I understand without a doubt, those people who want to have kids. Bringing a child into the world must be an amazing thing. Especially for those who can’t but who are able to anyway. That must be the best feeling in the world.”