Done anonymously, voluntarily and altruistically, sperm donation helps other couples to become parents
Your solidarity will help couples with infertility problems not to see their dream of becoming parents broken. If you are looking for guarantees, you will receive the best service and have the best facilities at your disposal at Instituto Bernabéu.
What are the requirements to become a sperm donor?
Under Spanish law on sperm donation:
- Being between 18 and 35 years of age.
- Being in good physical and mental health.
- Having good sperm quality, according to WHO criteria.
- Not suffering from any genetic or sexually-transmitted disease.
Before donating sperm
After contacting us by sending an email with your contact information or calling (+34) 965 50 40 00 so that we advise you, we will schedule an appointment where, so as to ensure a quality donation and abide by the requirements of Spanish law, we will:
- Do a personal interview and have you fill out a questionnaire about diseases, family history and personal habits.
- Perform an assessment of your phenotypic characteristics.
- Perform a sperm quality assessment (this requires a period of 3 to 5 days of sexual abstinence).
- Perform a sperm freezing test (the donor’s sperm is frozen at a temperature of -196ºC/-320ºF to check if the sperm sample survives this process).
- Carry out a psychological assessment.
- Perform a blood test for the purposes of genetic and infectious disease testing (AIDS, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and syphilis).
- Analyse a urine sample for the purposes of testing other sexually-transmitted diseases.
- Study of 552 genes linked to more than 600 autosomal recessive diseases, and from the year 2020 the study of 2306 genes linked to more than 3000 hereditary diseases (GCT: The broadeste genetic compatibility test)
How is sperm donation done?
The donor visits our clinic once a week to do the donation. Samples are collected inside a sterilised plastic container by masturbation. A sexual abstinence of 3 to 5 days is necessary for every donation.
According to Law
In accordance with Law 14/2006 of May 26, on assisted human reproduction techniques, the donation is a totally anonymous, free, voluntary, informed and unpaid process that starts from a formal and confidential contract concluded between the donor and the authorized centre.
- Spanish legislation prevails; anonymity is always guaranteed. That is, your identity may not be revealed and you may not be told the identity of the new family members. To this end, Instituto Bernabeu applies the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Organic Law 3/2018 on Personal Data Protection and Guarantee of Digital Rights (Spanish acronym LOPDGDD), and it provides for the regulations of the national assisted reproduction donor record (Spanish acronym SIRHA).
- Strict compensation may be paid for physical inconvenience and travel expenses arising from the donation process (Royal Decree-Law 9/2014, of 4 July: “to receive compensation from the institution responsible for the extraction, strictly limited to covering the expenses and inconvenience derived from obtaining it in terms of allowances, restitution of lost economic income or similar”).
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