Entries by esbblog

Choosing the right sperm donor

“Choosing a sperm donor is quite a journey. Initially, you think it will be easy, but it can be quite overwhelming, because there is so much choice and also so much information. Ultimately, what I learned is to narrow your focus, and look at the things that are most important to you. It can be […]

How we test our sperm donors

We all have little fault in our genes. But when you get pregnant with a sperm donor, you are actually safer than if you did it “the normal way”. There is no such thing as a perfect man or the perfect woman. In fact, we all have different little imperfections – also on a genetic […]

Third edition of German LBGT handbook out now

The renowned German handbook Regenbogenfamilien. Ein Handbuch has been revised and published in its third edition. It is now available from the publisher.  Regenbogenfamilien. Ein Handbuch by German author Stephanie Gerlach is considered the standard on all aspects, issues, questions and concerns when LGBT couples consider starting a family in German-speaking countries. Now in its […]

From Chemotherapy to Baby Joy

Lise is a client at European Sperm Bank. Her decision to use a sperm donor was caused by tragic incidents in her personal life. These are her words. As husband and wife, it was natural for us to have children. Our first daughter was born in 2010 and soon after, we started trying for our […]

What goes on in a sperm bank? Visit from the Philippines.

  In the early summer, we at European Sperm Bank had a visit from Ana P. Santos, a journalist from the Philippines. Come and see how it works CEO Annemette Arndal-Lauritzen takes you on a tour of our office, lab and cryo logistics center:  WATCH ​Ana P. Santos is a reproductive health and gender columnist. […]

From a sperm donor: I can make someone’s dream come true

Back in 2011, I became increasingly curious about becoming a sperm donor. I was in my early 20s, a student at The University of Aarhus. There were many stories in the media about men’s low quality of sperm. I have always known that I would one day become a father, and all the stories in the […]

Welcome – we give life to your choice    

Questions, choices and dilemmas around sperm donors are many. In this blog, we aim to provide you with our own and others’ viewpoints on the many issues and aspects surrounding fertility, infertility and donor children. At European Sperm Bank, we have worked with sperm donors, fertility and assisted pregnancy since 2003. During this time, we […]