Anonymous or non-anonymous egg donor

If you wish to donate or receive eggs, you must decide which egg donation type you wish to use. The four types are described here. Our team of specialists have extensive experience in advising on egg donation, so book a preliminary consultation and get answers to all your questions.


Anonymous egg donor

 In anonymous egg donation, the recipient couple will only receive information about a basic profile containing the following details about the egg donor: hair color, skin color and eye color as well as height, weight, blood type and age. Information about the egg donor’s blood type can be obtained if this is regarded as necessary for medical reasons. Information about the egg donor’s age can also be provided in case of anonymous egg donation. 

The anonymity is reciprocal, which means that an egg donor cannot receive information about the recipient couple and any child subsequently born.


Non-anonymous donor

Egg donor with extended profile

 In egg donation with extended profile, the egg donor gives permission for the recipient couple to receive extra information about her in addition to the basic profile, for example education and training, voice sample, baby photos etc.). It is important to note that the egg donor decides what extra Information she wishes to provide. The egg donor should also be aware that the extra information she provides may result in any child being able to trace the egg donor’s identity via the Internet etc.

However, the egg donor’s identity cannot be disclosed at any time. Likewise, an egg donor can never obtain information about any children born after the recipient has been treated with the egg donor’s eggs.

Open egg donor

 In open egg donation, the egg donor’s identity is not known to the recipient couple at the time of donation, but the egg donor has agreed with the fertility clinic that the egg donor’s identity may be disclosed at a time chosen by the egg donor. The recipient couple or the child must contact Aleris Fertility to obtain this information. A widely used type of open egg donation is donation where it has been agreed that the child, as the only party, can be informed about the egg donor’s identity when the child turns 18. 

Known egg donor

 In this donation type, the recipient couple have knowledge of the egg donor’s identity at the time of donation. In this donation type, you donate eggs to a couple whose identity is known to you at the time of donation.


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Information about hereditary diseases

Under the Danish Act on Artificial Fertilisation (Lov om kunstig befrugtning), we are obliged to ensure that you are aware of the following:

“When selecting donors, the risk of passing on hereditary diseases, abnormalities, malformations etc. has been limited as much as possible by only using donors who have indicated that they are not aware of any such hereditary risks in their family and who have been interviewed and examined by an experienced healthcare professional to determine this. Despite these special precautions, a hereditary risk cannot be ruled out entirely. If, against expectation, the child has a health disorder at birth or in his or her first years of life that you are told may be hereditary, it is therefore important that you notify the fertility clinic so that a decision can be made as to whether to continue to use the donor in question. The same applies if you are informed that the disorder may concern a communicable disease. Even though the donor has tested negative for communicable diseases such as HIV and hepatitis, the risk is never zero, and you can never check for everything.” 

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