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Becom sperm donor

Sperm donation can be a life-changing gift. Perhaps you know someone who is struggling with fertility issues or needs a donor to start the family they long for.

Your donation to Sperm Bank Germany in Düsseldorf can help families and couples who are unable to have children for the following reasons:

  • Couples where the man has a low or no sperm count or poor sperm quality, or who carry a hereditary disease that can be passed on to their children
  • Female same-sex couples
  • Single women (only possible in certain clinics)

Desire for children with donor sperm

Fertilization through sperm donation – known as “donogenic insemination” – usually begins with a consultation with a specialist who will advise you on the legal, medical and social aspects of this procedure.

You can have this consultation with your gynecologist or at one of the MVZ Kinderwunsch centres.

Sperm bank donors are young and healthy men between the ages of 18 and 38 who are lucky enough to have good genes. The donors include around 100 carefully selected donors with a wide variety of characteristics from all walks of life.

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Making the right decision about sperm donation

We know that sperm donation is an important decision and that it has to be right for you. We want you to feel comfortable and valued.

Our experienced counsellors are always available to provide you with advice and support before and after the donation.

It is mandatory that all donors attend at least one counselling session where they can confidentially reflect on all the implications of their decision and the possible impact on them and their family.

Please be assured that you can change your mind at any time – up to the point at which your sperm is used to treat a patient.

However, it is essential that you inform us as soon as you have made this decision, as your sperm may have already been sent to several centres.

How does fertility treatment with sperm donation work?


1. most accurate examination of the donor semen and the donor

Sperm donors are examined very carefully. Already the acceptance as a sperm donor requires comprehensive examinations of sperm, blood and urine.

In addition to the usual determination of sperm parameters, blood, sperm and urine samples from the donor are also examined for infectious and sexually transmitted diseases for every donation made. If the semen quality meets the WHO specifications for sperm donors, they are then frozen (cryopreservation).

However, before donor samples are released for fertilisation, they are stored in quarantine for 6 months. After 180 days in quarantine, a blood sample from the donor is again tested for infectious and sexually transmitted diseases and the samples are finally released for sale if the serology is inconspicuous.


2. contractual obligation

The couple who wish to have a child first ask the doctor for detailed information on medical, legal and social issues related to sperm donation. Then they conclude a written agreement with the doctor. This regulates the rights and obligations of all parties involved.

Often, a notarised contract is also concluded, which above all secures the rights of the child resulting from this fertilisation. A written agreement is also concluded with the sperm bank.


3. choice of a suitable sperm donor

Couples who wish to have children can then select the suitable sperm donor according to various criteria – these include, among others

  • the hair colour,
  • the colour of the eyes,
  • the origin,
  • the hair type,
  • stature,
  • blood type,
  • height and…
  • the weight.

Couples can usually search for a sperm donor with the desired characteristics themselves in the online catalogues of the sperm banks. Alternatively, the sperm banks can take over the selection of the suitable donor on request.


4. fertilisation of the eggs with the sperm donation

The woman’s eggs are fertilised with the donated sperm. This takes place either within the framework of

heterologous or donor insemination,

heterologous or donogenous
in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or heterologous or donor
intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).

Which method is used should be clarified with the doctor.

We are here for you!

If you would like to find out more about becoming a sperm donor or are looking for a sperm donor yourself, you can find more information on our sperm bank Germany. Please feel free to contact us. We will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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What are the risks with donor sperm?

The doctor will explain the risks of donor sperm to you individually during the consultation. For the woman, however, the risks are basically the same, both with insemination and with IVF and ICSI, as with fertilisation of her eggs by her partner’s sperm. Possible risks of infection are largely avoided by the measures mentioned above.

What is the legal situation with donor sperm?

In contrast to egg donation, fertility treatment with donor sperm is legally permitted in Germany.

Do health insurance companies cover the costs of donor sperm?

The health insurers do not pay for fertility treatment with donor sperm.

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Speak with our Sperm Bank Germany experts

Get all the answers to your questions about sperm donation options on our Sperm Bank Germany website or contact us directly using our contact form.