ID Release or Non-ID Release Sperm Donor?

    Interested in becoming a sperm donor, but concerned with releasing your identification? You have options. Here we discuss the choice between becoming an Id Release or Non-Id Release Cryos sperm donor 

    Once you are approved to become a Cryos sperm donor, you can choose to release your identification to the future families. Keep in mind that once you make your decision it is permanent. Therefore, we recommend you take your time now, to determine the right choice for you.  

    A Cryos sperm donor discusses his options to be a non-id release or id-release sperm donor.

    Sperm donor and doctor

    Becoming a Non-Id Release sperm donor  

    Becoming a Non-Id Release sperm donor, means your information will always be confidential and Cryos will never release your identity. Non-Id Release sperm donors provide childhood or baby photos for their online profile, to help guide potential families in making the best decision when choosing donor sperm. Cryos values your anonymity and in agreement we ask that you refrain from contacting potential families or donor children.  

    While Cryos will never release your information, there is a chance of being identified through familial DNA testing. Sperm contains DNA and therefore, there will always be a chance that donors, clients and donor children can be found via a DNA analysis or genetic testing service. As a Non-Id Release sperm donor, we are unable to protect you from being found in this manner. You and all donors should be aware that they could be found in the future through genetic testing. As a Non-Id Release donor, Cryos guarantees that we will never disclose your personal information to anyone.  

    Being an Id Release sperm donor 

    As an Id Release sperm donor, future donor children will be able to contact Cryos to receive identifying information once they turn 18 years old in the U.S. At this point the child will have the option to know more about their own biological origin. Many donor children find importance and comfort in connecting with their genetic roots, but the level of contact you want to engage in, is always your choice.  

    If you are under the age of 25 and are considering becoming an Id Release sperm donor, one of our health care professionals will talk with you during the approval process to make sure you have fully considered your choice and understand the implications involved.  

    Id Release sperm donors provide a child or baby photo of themselves for their online profile to better assist future families in their decision making process. If you choose to become an adult photo donor, you would also submit an adult photo. Click here to learn more about becoming an adult photo donor.  

    You are protected against paternity claims 

    Whether you choose to be a Non-Id Release or Id Release sperm donor, you are protected against paternity claims. You cannot be contacted for child support. You give up rights to paternity when you become a registered donor at Cryos. This means that you will never be considered the legal father of potential donor children, who are born with the help of your donation.  

    Ready to become a sperm donor? 

    We know that the decision may require some thought and consideration and we are here to help. If you would like to learn about our sperm donation process and requirements click here. Want to hear about other sperm donor experiences? Click here to learn why our Cryos sperm donors made the choice to help future families. 

    We invite you to contact us or use our live chat to discuss any concerns or questions you may have about the sperm donation process.