Can I use a friend as a donor?
Yes, you can use a friend or an acquaintance as a sperm donor. If you want to use a Known Donor, we can help you by testing the donor sperm and thereby making sure that your chances of conceiving are as high as possible, as well as making sure that no diseases, like CMV, are transferred to the woman. By using our help, you can be sure that the Known Donor is well and will not pass on any disease to your donor-conceived child.
If you are interested in learning more about using a Known Donor to fulfil your dream of a child, you can follow the link to read more about Known sperm Donor or prices on donor sperm.
3 things to consider when using a friend as a sperm donor
Before you use a friend as a sperm donor, we recommend you and your friends agree on certain things. Therefore, we have made a list of three topics you can discuss before using a friend as a sperm donor:
- How is it going to affect your friendship?
- Are you going to tell them about their genetics?
- Will you be involved in their life?
Your legal rights when using a friend as a sperm donor
One of the most important things to consider when using a friend as a sperm donor is legal rights. When using a sperm donor from our donor programme, the sperm donor has signed an agreement stating that he will have no parental rights to the child. But when using a friend or acquaintance as a donor, it is important to ensure that you get full parental rights.
How to receive donor sperm from a friend?
At Cryos, we can help you make sure that the donor sperm is ready for insemination. This means that we test the sperm count, motility, and morphology to make sure it is usable for fertilizing the egg. After the sperm quality test, we make sure that the sperm cells are cleaned and ready to be frozen for you to use in fertility treatments like ICI and IUI treatment.