How we select and screen our donors
All our donors are carefully selected and go through an extensive approval procedure according to the rules laid out by the Danish Health Authority, the Danish Patient Safety Authority, the EU Tissues and Cells Directive and SellmerDiers’ internal standards.
Our experienced team of health professionals, including healthcare professionals, laboratory technicians, doctors, physicians and specialists in human genetics work together during the selection and screening process to make sure that all accepted donors meet our lofty standards regarding health, sperm quality, physique, personality and character. Only 3 % of all donor applicants pass through the eye of the needle.
Initially, the selection parameters in this procedure include:
Donor applicants must also accept and participate in the following to become part of the donor program at SellmerDiers:
Infectious disease evaluation
During the next step in the screening process, the donor will need to provide blood, semen and urine samples for extensive infectious screening tests. Tests will include the following:
Medical and genetic evaluation
The genetic and medical testing and evaluation include the following:
All donor specimens must be quarantined and the donor retested for HIV, HTLV-I & II, Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Hepatitis B Core Antibody, Hepatitis C Viral Antibody, Syphilis, CMV IgG/IgM, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia before being made available for use.
Once accepted into the program, the health status of the donor is continually re-assessed. While the donors are active, they will repeatedly be physically examined and tested for infectious diseases every 6 months.
Before every donation, the donors must complete a questionnaire about risk behavior.
Please note! Despite all recommended testing has been carried out; however, the risk of transmitting a hereditary or infectious disease cannot be ruled out completely. Our extensive screening and testing reduces this risk, but cannot eliminate it completely, as sperm is a biological material.