Before the donation takes place, various studies are carried out on the donor to verify that he meets the health conditions required for sperm donation. Sperm donors must:
- Be over 18 years of age at the time of making the donation. In addition, the law also stipulates that the maximum age allowed to make a donation is 55 years, but the vast majority of sperm banks only accept donors up to 35 years.
- Enjoy good physical health and not present any type of pathology or disease that could be transmitted to offspring.
- Present a good state of psychophysical health and be in full mental faculties. This is because the donor must be aware of the repercussions that the act of sperm donation entails.
- Have less than 6 children born as a result of your donor activity. This is a way to control and reduce the risk that 2 children born from the same donor meet and have offspring, thus reducing the chances of consanguinity in the population.
By Laura Parra Villar B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologin), Rut Gómez de Segura M.D. (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Cristina Algarra Goosman B.Sc., M.Sc. (psychologist).
Last Update: 03/15/2022