We know from our client survey that the donor’s physical appearance is the most important factor when choosing a sperm donor. That is why we offer Cryos Face Matching free of charge.
What is Cryos Face Matching?
Cryos Face Matching is a free donor search tool that helps you find the donors who resemble a certain person (e.g., you or your partner) the most. You simply upload a photo of the person you would like your donor to look like and let the Face Matching tool determine to what level each donor’s facial structures match those of the person in your chosen photo.
Use Cryos Face Matching with just a few clicks
If you want to use Cryos Face Matching, all you have to do is upload a photo of the person you would like the donor to resemble:
1. Go to Cryos Face Matching
2. Upload a photo of the person you would like the donor to resemble (you, your partner, a celebrity, etc.)
3. Add other filters such as eye colour, hair colour, ethnicity, etc.
4. View donors and their Face Matching score
Please note: The photo you upload will not be saved in our system. This means that the Face Matching scores will be available for the ongoing donor search only. If you return later, you will have to re-upload the photo.
How does Cryos Face Matching work?
Cryos Face Matching is an automated process based on advanced AI technology. When you upload a photo, our Face Matching tool will pinpoint and measure certain facial features and structures in the uploaded photo (e.g., the size and placement of the nose, eyes, and lips) and automatically compare these measures to those in the photos of every donor available for Face Matching. The more similarities the tool finds between the facial structures in a donor’s photo and the photo you upload, the higher the Face Matching score.
The donor photos used by the Face Matching tool are used for this service only. This means that the photos remain private and are not accessible on the donor profiles.
The Face Matching tool does not distinguish between colours of skin, hair, or eyes. To see results that match your wishes regarding these parameters, please make sure to include these filters in your donor search too.
The Face Matching score is an estimate of the overall resemblance and cannot tell you which facial features are most alike. If it is very important to you that your donor has a certain nose shape (for example), we recommend that you choose a sperm donor with Adult Photos, as this will allow you to see and assess each donor’s nose shape yourself.
Remember that there is no guarantee that the donor’s physical traits – or yours - will be passed on to your child. While physical traits and facial features are largely determined by genetics, it is not possible to predict with certainty which traits a child will inherit. This is because genetic inheritance is a complex process that involves the combination of genes from both genetic parents, which can result in a variety of outcomes and new physical traits or features that are not present in either parent.
3 tips to find a donor that looks like you
- Choose an ideal photo for Cryos Face Matching: Choose a close, cropped photo in high quality, that shows one person only - from shoulders to the top of the hair. The person must be facing forward, make eye contact and not wear sunglasses or similar that hide facial features. Also avoid extreme facial expressions such as a very strong smile, as this might “move” the facial structure.
- Add other filters regarding physical features: After uploading your photo, make sure to also add filters regarding eye colour, hair colour, ethnicity, height, etc.
- Choose a donor profile with photos: In addition to Cryos Face Matching, you can choose a sperm donor profile with pictures – either Extended Donor Profiles with child photos or sperm donors with Adult Photos if available in your country. This will give you the chance to examine the donor’s physical traits more closely.
Start your sperm donor search here
If you are curious to see the sperm donors available at Cryos, you can visit our sperm donor search. From there, you can either choose to use our Face Matching tool or use different filters to narrow down your search results. You can also read our guide for how to choose a sperm donor or contact Cryos if you have any questions before you proceed.
Frequently asked questions about Cryos Face Matching
Are all donors available for Face Matching?
Cryos Face Matching is not limited to a certain type of sperm donor. Both ID Release and Non-ID Release donors with a Basic or Extended Profile may be available for Face Matching. However, not all donors are currently available for this service, as some donors may not have provided a photo or agreed to Face Matching. You can see whether a certain donor is available for Face Matching in his donor profile.
Are the Cryos Face Matching photos available?
The donor photos used by the Face Matching tool are used for this service only and are not accessible in the donor profiles.
If you want to see photos of a donor, you must limit your search to Extended Profiles with child photos, or purchase access to see Adult Photos of ID Release donors (if available in your treatment country).
Will you keep my photo?
No, the photo you upload will not be saved in our system. This means that the Face Matching results will be available for the ongoing search and then automatically be removed. If you come back later, you will have to re-upload the photo.
Can I upload more than one photo?
The Cryos Face Matching tool will currently only allow you to upload one photo at a time. If you would like to find a sperm donor who resembles both you and your partner, we recommend that you first upload a photo of your partner and take a screenshot or write down the Face Matching scores. Then you can start over and upload a photo of yourself. Finally, you can compare the Face Matching scores to find out which donor resembles both of you the most.