The DK97 standard

All donors and semen samples which meet Cryos’ DK97 standard have been selected and screened according to and meet the Danish requirements (see below) as of before 2007 when the European Tissue Directive and the Danish tissue law came into force (see DK07 standard).

According to a statement of the 13th of July 2010 from the Danish Ministry of Interior and Health nothing impedes that semen donated before the 7th of April 2007 can still be distributed and used freely within the EU but the buyer has to be informed about the rules according to which the semen was donated. This includes the fact that there is no traceability and that a documented risk assessment has to be carried out if the donor has not been tested for HBc antibodies.

This splitting of the former ”DK” standard in to the ”DK97” and ”DK07” standards for donations from before and after the 7th of April 2007 has been carried out on the 18th of October 2010.

Circular letter no. 17277 of 22/09/1997 regarding a new Danish law on artificial insemination and new requirements for access to treatment.
Danish Law no 460 of 10 June 1997 regarding artifical insemination in connection with medical treatment, diagnostics and research et cetera.
Directions of 30 September 1997 of the National Board of Health, Denmark (DACEHTA) regarding artificial insemination and other assisted reproductive treatment.
Danish Order no. 728 of 17 September 1997 on artificial insemination.
Danish Order no. 758 of 30 September 1997 on reporting of IVF treatment et cetera and preimplantation diagnostics.

Other applicable laws: 
Danish Law no 429 af 31/05/2000 on Personal data protection.
Danish Law no. 460 af 07/06/2001 the Children’s Law.