ID Release or Non-ID Release Sperm Donor
It is your decision to choose between becoming an ID Release (formerly Non-Anonymous) or Non-ID Release (formerly Anonymous) sperm donor.
If you choose to become a Non-ID Release sperm donor, no one can ever demand that Cryos disclose your identity. Neither parents, children, relatives, authorities nor others may obtain your identity from Cryos. However, Cryos is obligated by law to keep a record of your identity for 30 years starting from your last donation.
If you choose to become an ID Release sperm donor, children can get identifying information about the donor upon reaching 18 years of age if they can document or provide evidence to support the probability that they are the result of a treatment with donor sperm from a specific, ID Release sperm donor from Cryos. In other words, you may be contacted at some future time by children conceived using your sperm.
Clinics or authorities in those countries that only allow ID Release sperm donors, e.g. the UK, Australia, Finland, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, normally demand to get identifying information about the donor. Parents or others do not have access to this data.
Before being approved, ID Release sperm donors under age 25 must attend an interview to ensure candidate maturity and suitability.
Your decision to become either an ID Release or Non-ID Release sperm donor is final and irrevocable. In other words, it cannot be changed.
The definitions; ID Release and Non-ID Release do not mean that you are not identifiable. As donor sperm carry DNA, there is always a risk that you, recipients and future children can be traced via DNA-analysis or similar methods making the privacy more questionable in the future.
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