Former sperm donor: “I’m proud of having helped so many people”
At the Cryos Symposium 2021, one of our former sperm donors gave a presentation on his considerations about becoming a sperm donor. Watch the video below to hear his thoughts.
I actually decided to be a sperm donor for the money. was young, I was a student in my country, and I needed extra income. So, I went to Cryos and knocked on their door, and found out that I fulfilled the requirements to become a sperm donor. And so, I started.
The consideration I had before starting as a donor was that it should only be for 1 year, maybe 2 years, and then I would be out again and maybe never think about it. Also, I would do something good for the future parents and children out there.
I don’t have children myself, but the “children” I have right now – I think about them almost every day. I’m very proud of the fact that I could help so many people . in the world. Parents. Children. And also, I’m proud of being a part of the “Cryos family” now.
At the time when I started being a donor in Denmark in the 90s, it was only possible to be anonymous, so of course I didn’t have any other options. If it happened today, I might have been an open donor (ID Release Donor)), because right now, I would love to see what happened to some of the children out there. I don’t have any kids myself, so if they came one day and knocked on my door, it would be nice. I would never contact them myself; they should take the first step, because I really respect their life - it is their life, it is not mine."
You can also watch Andreas and Koroush talk about their considerations about being sperm donors.
When you apply to become a sperm donor at Cryos one of the first decisions you have to make is the choice between being an ID Release or a Non-ID Release Donor. Click on the link to read more about what the two donor profile types imply and what to consider.