SellmerDiers is extremely aware of the ethical issues concerning the number of donor children we allow each donor to make. The risk of accidental inbreeding or consanguinity between donor children is one of these issues. The number of personal meetings with donor children in 18 years that an ID-release donor can commit himself to is another issue to consider.
The national regulations of pregnancy limits per donor vary greatly. Most counties have laws that limit the number of children per donor. Some countries set the limits in terms of families which means that genetic siblings do not count in the limit. In order to control the number of children/families with same donor, some countries require that the sperm bank operates with pregnancy slots for each donor. Read more about here.
SellmerDiers adheres to all country-specific regulations concerning pregnancy limits. Furthermore, we set a worldwide maximum of families per donor in the donor categories ID-release and ID-release, donor’s decision in 18 years.