Q & A
Here you will find answers to the questions we usually get about sperm donation. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.
How do I become a donor?
As a first step, please fill in our application form and we will contact you about a time for a sperm analysis. If the sperm count and their mobility is approved, the next step is an interview with one of our coordinators, followed by a medical examination and the taking of urine and blood samples to rule out infection and finally, a genetic investigation is undertaken. Read more here. Once you have completed the tests and been approved, you become a Livio sperm donor and together, we begin to plan for the donation itself.
Can I be an anonymous donor?
Your information is only stored in the Livio Egg and Sperm Bank. You will be anonymous to the parents, but in accordance with Swedish legislation, a child who is the outcome of an eggs or sperm donation must be able to find out its genetic origins at a mature age. In relevant cases, the Livio Egg and Sperm Bank will always contact you in advance, to allow you to prepare yourself. Read more here (link to what the law says about anonymity)
Do others find out that I am a donor?
No, your identity is encrypted and your personal data is protected by the Livio Egg and Sperm Bank. For example, there no information will be able to be found in your regular medical records or elsewhere, to say that you are a donor other than what we have.
How often can you donate sperm?
There must have been at least 48 hours, but not more than 72 hours since your last ejaculation.
How often should you donate sperm?
As a sperm donor, it is desirable that you take the opportunity of donating at least 4 times a month, but this is not a requirement.
Do I receive a fee?
According to Swedish law, organ and tissue donations should always be altruistic, which means that the donation should be regarded as a voluntary gift to the recipient. We make a payment for each approved donation of SEK 580, as compensation for loss of income and travel expenses.
How many children can I give rise to?
According to Swedish legislation, an sperm donor in Sweden may give rise to a total of 10 children across a maximum of 6 families.
How do I become a donor?
Complete the application linked to here, and we will contact you with a time for sperm tests, which is the first step to being approved as a donor.
Is there any age limit to becoming a donor?
As a sperm donor, it is desirable for you to be between 23 and 45 years of age.
What tests do I need to take to become a donor?
We take blood and urine samples, which are tested for venereal diseases and certain genetic diseases. You are, of course, welcome to see the results. You can read more about the surveys carried out here.
Can I become a donor if I have had chlamydia?
Yes, if you have received treatment for chlamydia, you can become a donor.