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    ID Release and Non-ID Release donors

    At Cryos there are two types of donors: ID Release (Non-Anonymous) and Non-ID Release (Anonymous). Donor types include Basic, Extended, and Exclusive donor profiles. 

    Cryos sperm and egg donor profiles ID release and Non-ID release

    Donor Types

    • Non-ID Release+ Basic profile
    • ID Release+ Basic profile
    • Non-ID Release+ Extended profile
    • ID Release+ Extended profile

    Sperm donors are either Non-ID Release or ID Release and can have basic or extended profiles. Egg donors are either ID Release or Non-ID Release and only have an extended profile.

    ID Release definitions do not mean that the donors are not identifiable. As donor sperm and eggs carry DNA, there is always a risk that donors, recipients and children can be traced via DNA-analysis and maybe otherwise making the privacy questionable in the future.

    Non-ID Release (Anonymous donor)

    If the donor is Non-ID Release, Cryos will never release the identity of the donor, and the client agrees not to try to contact the donor.

    ID Release (Non-Anonymous donor)

    If the donor is ID Release, Cryos will disclose identifying information about the donor to clinics and authorities in countries where this is mandatory before or in relation to import or treatment. Cryos will disclose identifying information about the donor to the donor to the child itself at the donor child’s request and only once the child has reached the age of 18. The child must document, or render probable, that he/she is the result of a treatment with donor sperm and eggs from a specific ID Release donor from Cryos. The code (name/number) of the donor in question must be informed.

    The donor has agreed to be contacted by the children, but Cryos has no responsibility whether the donor will do so in the future.

    For more information, please read our Terms of Agreement.

    Basic Profile

    Donors with a Basic profile are registered under a number such as 456, 8756, 11250. Basic profiles only provide information on race, ethnicity, eye color, hair color, height, weight, blood type and usually profession and/or education. 

    Extended Profile

    Donors with an Extended profile are registered under a fictitious name such as DON, BRAD, GAVIN, JACK, RAJ. The Extended profiles consist of up to 8-10 pages of personal information on the donor's background, education, family background, interests, hobbies, etc. The following additional information may apply staff impression, childhood photos of the donor, a handwritten greeting, a sound recording of the donor's voice, EQ profile, etc.

    The information that is given in an extended profile has been personally written and entered by the donor and it is therefore the donor’s own representation. The extended profile is not updated with new information about education, work, civil status etc. after the date on which the original information was given. It is the original information that is shown in the extended profile.

    The Choice between ID Release and Non-ID Release

    If you want to make sure that your child can get access to identifying information in the future, you must choose an ID Release donor. Evidence suggests that single women and same sex couples prefer ID Release donors, while heterosexual couples seem to prefer Non-ID Release donors in order to protect the man's integrity as the father and thus their own family identity.

    Some heterosexual couples choose an ID Release donor precisely because they plan to inform the child of its origin and therefore want to ensure the possibility of future contact with the donor. Conversely, many single mothers choose a Non-ID Release donor because they plan to find a partner who can more easily take on the role of father and adopt the child when there is less focus on the existence of a donor. The choice is both highly individual and complex.

    If your treatment is to take place at a clinic, you should always check that the clinic can treat you with the type of donor you have chosen.

    The Choice between Basic and Extended Profiles

    If you prefer a lot of information about a donor, you should choose one with an Extended profile. Single mothers and same sex couples with an explicit desire to provide the child with donor data may prefer donors with an Extended profile.

    If you want to know as little as possible about the donor, you must choose a Non-Id Release donor with a Basic profile. In many cases, heterosexual couples choose a donor with a Basic profile, whereas single mothers and same sex couples choose a donor with an Extended profile. The reasons are the same as those for choosing ID-Release and Non-ID Release donors, although often with the group roles reversed. The choice is both highly individual and complex.

    If your treatment is to take place at a clinic, you should always check that the clinic can treat you with the type of donor you have chosen.

    Exclusive Donors

    New donors are presented on our website with a star, until initial acquisition/reservation. If you want to be sure to gain the exclusive right, you must acquire/reserve all sperm or eggs from the donor in question.

    You are always free to cancel the exclusive right by unblocking the stock of reserved donor sperm or eggs. In this case, you will receive a refund of 75% of the amount - see more under reservation.

    If you want to make the exclusive right irrevocable, you must buy out the sperm or egg donor. Please contact us for the amount payable.

    Let us answer your questions

    If you have any questions regarding the Cryos sperm and egg donor profile types available to you, please contact one of our Customer Care Representatives. Cryos is happy to help and provide information that makes it possible for your dreams of having a child to become a reality.

    Phone: (407)-203-1175

    Email us at [email protected].

    Or visit our live online chat system available during operating hours.