The decision to either be a Non-ID Release or ID-Release egg Donor is important and should be thought through, as the decision may affect you and potential children born as a result of your egg donation. Furthermore, the decision is final and cannot be changed in the future.
Below, you can read about the difference between being a Non-ID Release or ID-Release egg Donor. If you have any questions regarding donor anonymity, our Donor Coordinator will be ready to help you.
Non-ID Release egg donor
If you choose to become a Non-ID Release egg donor, no one can ever demand that Cryos disclose your identity. Neither donor children, their parents, other relatives or authorities may obtain your identity from Cryos. However, Cryos is obligated by law to keep a record of your identity for 30 years starting from your last donation.
ID Release egg donor
If you choose to become an ID Release egg donor, potential donor children can get identifying information about you when they reach 18 years of age. To obtain information about your identity, the child must be able to document or provide evidence that supports the probability that they are the result of fertility treatment with donor eggs from you. This means, that if you choose to become an ID Release egg donor, there is a possibility that you will be contacted in the future by children conceived using your donated eggs.
Clinics or authorities in those countries that only allow non-anonymous egg donors, for example, the UK, Australia, and Finland, normally demand to get identifying information about the egg donors. In these cases, the parents to the donor children still do not have access to this data.
If you wish to become an ID Release egg donor and you are under the age of 25 you must pass an emotional maturity evaluation during the clinical examination. This is to ensure that you have thought the decision through and is aware and agree with the potential future consequences.
If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us.