We offer the possibility to recruit your donor from within your friends or family. This offer includes the usage and testing of your desired donor according to the legal requirements.
For the sperm donation we need an above average amount of fertile sperm cells. Due to legal requirements donor sperm samples have to be cryopreserved, stored and can only be thawed and used after negative testing for infectious diseases. The amount of viable sperm cells is diminished to varying degrees during this process. This means that not every healthy and naturally potent man is suitable for sperm donation. Only 5 – 10% of men can be used as sperm donor for an insemination treatment. This could mean that with your desired sperm donor we can only conduct an IVF treatment if the sperm quality is not sufficient for insemination.
Please take note when choosing your sperm donor that the amount of DNA damage in the sperm cells increases after 35 years of age. This can lead to reduced fertility and higher rates of miscarriage. For this reason we recommend an age limit of at most 35 years for sperm donors.
The sperm donor has no rights or obligations in Austria and has no maintenance obligation. The child has the right to request the identity of the donor after completion of the 14th year of age.