Screening of donors

SellmerDiers sperm bank guarantees that donors have been selected and screened in accordance with the current quality and safety standards. The purpose is to exclude donor applicants with pathogenic organisms, infectious diseases, genetic diseases etc. that may constitute a risk of disease to the customer or any donor child.

Donor applicants go through an extensive approval procedure according to applicable rules, the recommendations of the Danish Health and Medicines Authority and the clinic’s internal standards.

The selection criteria in this procedure include:

  • Donor age
  • Assessment of risk behaviour
  • Donor interviews
  • Completion of questionnaires
  • Possibly review of medical records to determine the medical history of the donor applicant and his family
  • A physical examination
  • Assessment by a specialist in human genetics
  • Sperm, blood and urine sampling in order to test sperm quality and for a wide range of infectious and genetic diseases

HIV, hepatitis B & C, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, chromosomal analysis, cystic fibrosis, CMV and Blood type.

In addition, donors are tested and examined for infectious diseases on an ongoing basis during the entire donor period.