According to UK-law, as a sperm donor, you have to be an open donor. What does that mean? 

Open donor
A donor child of an open donor is entitled to receive non-identifying information about their donor when they reach age 16 and identifying information about their donor from the age of 18. The child’s parents will not have the option to contact you.

What kind of contact?
You agree to no more than one contact per child, which European Sperm Bank can mediate if you or the child prefer. Only the child can request contact and only when he or she is 18 or older. Often he or she would just like to hear a little bit about who you are, tell you about themselves, or simply just say hi. The meeting may be a meeting in person, a phone call, an e-mail or equivalent.

No obligations
As a sperm donor, you have no paternal or legal obligations or claim towards any resulting children. Similarly, neither child nor its parents have any claim to you as a donor.

It is not possible or permissible for you as a donor to receive information about any children or their parents that you have assisted.

As an open donor, the family will receive information about you, i.e. physical description, personality description, health information and family history.

You are always welcome to email or call us if you have any questions.

Phone: 020 3630 0147

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European Sperm Bank is located in Holborn, London.


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Take the first step to becoming a sperm donor at European Sperm Bank. Fill in the application form, and we will get in touch.

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If you are between the age of 18 and 40, healthy and meet the criteria, you can be a sperm donor. Find out more about the application process here:

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You are always welcome to visit us at our office in Holborn, London, a stone's throw from Chancery Lane Station.

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We make a difference for those who cannot have children on their own. At European Sperm Bank, we specialise in the collection, handling and distribution of donor sperm.

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