PrivateFAQDonor-conceived childrenShould I be worried about inbreeding when using donor sperm?
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Should I be worried about inbreeding when using donor sperm?

You do not need to worry about the partnering of two donor-conceived children from the same sperm donor. The risk is extremely low, and the risk may only increase by a few per cent compared to normal procreation.

Cryos follows the national quota which defines the number of families that can use a donor in a given country. This helps to ensure that the risk of inbreeding remains extremely low. You can always check if the national quota has been reached for a specific donor by selecting your country of residence and treatment country in the Sperm Donor Search.

Does sperm donation increase the risk of inbreeding?

No, sperm donation does not increase the risk of inbreeding. Every country has national quotas regarding the number of sperm donors used per family, thus decreasing any chance of inbreeding.