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If the maximum number of offspring per donor is 6, why is there a Dutch sperm donor who has fathered over 150 children?

By Rebeca Reus BSc, MSc (embryologist).
Last Update: 07/12/2022

The regulation of gamete donation depends on each countries legislation. In Spain, the maximum number of children per donor is six. In addition, it should be noted that this maximum refers to the offspring in national territory, so in some cases it may be that the same donor has more than six children in other countries, despite making the donation in Spain.

 Rebeca Reus
Rebeca Reus
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).
Embryologist. Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).