Non-ID Release or ID Release sperm donor

    If you want to become a sperm donor, you must choose between being an Anonymous (Non-ID Release) or a Non-Anonymous (ID Release) sperm donor. Here you can learn about the difference.  

      When you get approved to become a sperm donor, you must make the decision to become either an Anonymous (Non-ID Release) or a Non-Anonymous (ID Release) donor. When you have made your choice, it is not possible to change your decision at a later stage. Therefore, we recommend you to take your time to consider what is right for you.


      A Cryos sperm donor talking to a nurse about anonymity

      Being a Non-ID Release sperm donor 

      If you choose to be a Non-ID Release sperm donor, Cryos will keep your identity hidden at all times. No one will ever be able to demand that Cryos releases your identity – neither parents, children, relatives, nor anybody else can get access to your identity through Cryos. Likewise, you agree not to attempt to contact potential donor children.  

      If you choose to be a Non-ID Release donor, it does not mean that you can never be identified. Sperm contains DNA and therefore, there will always be a chance that donors, recipients and children can be found via DNA analysis, which means the protection of personal data cannot be guaranteed. Cryos will never disclose identifying information about you. 

      Being an ID Release sperm donor 

      As an ID Release sperm donor, the donor child or children will be able to contact Cryos to receive identifying information about you at a later stage in life. In this way, the child will have the option to know more about his or her biological origins, which can feel comforting to some. It is of course up to you, which kind of contact you wish to engage in.  

      If you are under age 25 and you wish to become an ID Release sperm donor, one of our health care professionals will talk to you during the approval process to make sure that you have considered your choice and understand the implications.  

      You are protected against paternity 

      Regardless of your choice between being a Non-ID Release or an ID Release sperm donor, you are protected against paternity. This means that you will never be considered the legal father of the donor children, who are born with the help of your donations.  

      Are you still considering your choice? 

      We know that the decision may demand some consideration and therefore, we are of course available if you would like to discuss your choice with us. You are always welcome to contact us or talk to us in our department in Nicosia.