Donated sperm is a priceless gift. It can be used, for example, when a man in a couple hoping for a child does not have his own sperm or has a serious genetic condition. Single women and female couples also rely on donated sperm.
Any healthy man aged 18-45 can donate. Every sperm donor candidate undergoes a semen analysis and sperm sample freezing to ensure the quality of the sperm is suitable for donation.
Who can donate sperm?
The quality of sperm must be sufficient for fertility treatments, and it should withstand freezing so that it can be stored in our sperm bank for use in gamete donation treatments.
If you are interested in donating sperm, please contact us or leave us a contact request. We will schedule an appointment with a doctor for a health check and discuss the legal and financial aspects related to the treatment.
How is a sperm donor selected?
To ensure that the donor does not have hereditary diseases we discuss the family background. Additionally, we take blood and urine samples to rule out infections and conduct a blood test for chromosomal analysis.
Before donation, we provide psychological counseling to go over legal, ethical, and psychological matters. Sperm freezing can begin once this process has been completed.
What kind of compensation is provided for sperm donation?
The primary motivation for sperm donation should be the desire to help. However, we do provide a reasonable compensation to sperm donors according to the provisions of the Fertility Treatment Act for the expenses, loss of income, and other possible expenses incurred during the process.
The sperm donor’s compensation includes a daily allowance and travel reimbursement. The donor receives a travel allowance (within a 100 km radius) and a daily allowance equivalent to the KELA daily allowance for each donation visit to the clinic. A complete sperm donation process typically involves about 7-12 clinic visits.
For example, a childless sperm donor who lives 13 km from our clinic and accumulates 10 visits during the donation process would receive compensation of approximately €509. Similarly, a donor with two children who lives 25 kilometers from our clinic would receive compensation of around €740 for 10 visits.
In 2023, the KELA daily allowance is €37.21 per day. If the sperm donor has their own children, a child allowance is added to the compensation, which is €7.01 for the first child, €10.29 for the second child, and €13.26 for the third child per day. The travel reimbursement is €0.53 per km.
Where does sperm donation take place?
Sperm donation is done at our clinic, where there is a dedicated, peaceful sample collection room for this purpose. During the donation process, the sperm donor visits the clinic to provide samples for freezing approximately 5-10 times to ensure an adequate amount of frozen sperm.
In Finland, gamete donation is regulated by the Fertility Treatment Act. All donors are registered in the donation registry. When a child born through gamete donation reaches the age of 18, they have the right to know the donor’s identity under the Fertility Act. However, the parents are not provided with the donor’s identity when seeking gamete donation treatment. Parents are encouraged to openly discuss the child’s origin with the child.
How is donation regulated? Is the donor’s identity protected?
Donation is based on voluntariness, and the donor has the right to withdraw their consent until the cells are fertilized.
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