Danish sperm banks ensure that sperm donors are selected and screened in accordance with applicable quality and safety standards.
This excludes donors with predispositions, infectious diseases and hereditary diseases that could otherwise endanger your health and the health of a potential donor child.
Potential donors must undergo an extensive approval process in accordance with current regulations and recommendations from the Danish Health Board. Elements in this selection process include, but are not limited to:
- The age of the donor
- An assessment of his risk behavior
- Conversations with the donor
- Answering questionnaires and, if necessary, reviewing medical records
- Review of the medical history of the potential donor and his family
- A physical examination
- An assessment by a specialist in human genetics
- Semen, blood and urine samples for semen quality testing and testing for a range of infectious and hereditary diseases (HIV, hepatitis B and C, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, chromosomal analysis, cystic fibrosis)
- Blood type
Donors are continuously screened for infectious diseases throughout their donation period.