Donor categories

The Sellmer Clinic cooperates with the sperm bank SellmerDiers, as it ensures a worldwide limit of 25 donor children per ID-release donor. The sperm bank SellmerDiers offers 3 donor categories. 

„ID-release donor, extended profile“
The donor profile consists of 8 to 15 pages with personal information about the donor that exceeds the basic criteria. 
 

Extra information: 

  • Donor’s background 
  • Education 
  • Familiar context 
  • Interests, hobbies 
  • Personality 
  • Detailed description of the appearance, facial features and body build  
  • Assessment by the sperm bank’s employees  
  • Childhood photos 
  • A handwritten letter 

If you have chosen an ID-release donor, the sperm bank will help the donor child to establish contact with the donor once the donor child is of legal age and has contacted the sperm bank. For example, the sperm bank informs the donor child of the donor’s identity with name, date of birth and the last address given, after which the donor child can contact the donor him- or herself. 

„Donor without ID-release (max 25), extended profile“ is the former ”Donor’s decision in 18 years“- category. You will receive the same amount of information as for an ID-release donor, but there is one significant difference: The donor has already decided that he does not want to meet the donor children when they are of legal age.  

”Donor without ID-release, without extended profile”
You will receive basic information about the donor:
 

  • Eye colour 
  • Hair colour 
  • Height 
  • Weight 
  • Blood type 
  • Profession / Education 
  • Assessment by the sperm bank’s employees 
  • Possibly childhood photos 

If you have chosen an anonymous donor, there is no way to get information about the identity of the donor. 

You can also choose sperm from other sperm banks. In that case you buy the sperm unit yourself and have it sent to the clinic. We cryopreserve and store the unit until you come for treatment 

Worldwide limitation of the number of a donor’s donor families 

ID-release donors are able to meet the commitments associated with their category 

Danish regulation
Danish legislation has established rules that donor sperm from one donor may lead to a maximum of
12 donor children nationwide, spread geographically.  

However, if the patient is pregnant with twins or already has a child with the donor, she is allowed to use the donor sperm for siblings, so the number of donor children can exceed 12. 

Quotas at SellmerDiers
The sperm bank hast established internal guidelines that limit the number of full-term pregnancies. Donor sperm from an ID-release donor can be used for a maximum of
25 donor children worldwide. 

However, if the patient is pregnant with twins or already has a child with the donor, she is allowed to use the donor sperm for siblings, so the number of donor children can exceed 25.