What does it mean if a donor has a condition?
All sperm donors have been selected according to our extensive quality assurance, operational procedures, and policies for donor recruitment, assessment, and screening. However, the risk of having a donor-conceived child with a medical condition cannot be eliminated.
Genetic conditions, also commonly referred to as hereditary conditions, are present in the general population and thus, in a selection of our donors. If we receive information about a possible hereditary condition in a donor or a donor-conceived child, the donor is immediately removed from our Donor Search and put on hold for analysis and investigation of the case. If the condition turns out to be directly related to the donor, we will go ahead and submit a notification about the discovery. We know this information could impact anyone genetically related to the donor and their family members, which is why we take reports of conditions very seriously and will never withhold any information.
Read more about our sperm donor screening here.