As of May 2020 all sperm donors must be ‘identifiable’. This means that you do not have any information about them and vice versa. However, they have consented to their data being stored on a national registry and any children conceived through their donation will have access to their details once they reach adulthood.
Our collaboration with ESB provides patients with ‘pregnancy slots’. This gives you the certainty that no more than 3 families will be created in Ireland with any one donor through European Sperm Bank.
Absolutely yes! Most patients say that the moment they see their donor conceived child, they never even think about the genetics again. They are immediately in love with them and they realise that being a parent is about so much more than just genetics. However all of our patients have access to counselling and this is a topic which you can explore with a therapist.