In our daily contact with clients, we hear their concerns about all aspects of their process.
No surprise - to most, this is their first time taking this journey.
One concern we often hear, is what if they get twins or triplets from fertility treatment.
Most clients imagine one baby, and even though twins are a blessing, to some, the responsibility seems overwhelming.
Since the 1960s, with the introduction of birth control, people have been able to plan pregnancies. Combined with an increase in women with high educations and extended careers, parenthood in general is postponed compared to just 70 years ago.
Back then, the average age for a first-time mother in Denmark was 22.7 years old; today, the average is now 29.7.
In May, European Sperm Bank happily opened the doors to our brand-new office and lab in Aarhus, Denmark.
After years of looking for that perfect location to replace our old Aarhus lab, we found the most wonderful spot on the second floor of Guldsmedgade 22.
This space meets all our wishes of spacious rooms filled with light, giving that friendly, welcoming and personal atmosphere.
Come take a look inside!
Our new office is located at the “Latin Quarter”, which is the absolute oldest part of Aarhus, where buildings date all the way back to the 16th century. The history of the area is clear when you walk around and read street signs like Klostergade (Convent Street), Volden (The Rampart) and Borggade (Castle Street), as all streets are named after the buildings that comprised the old city.
Today, the Latin Quarter is filled with restaurants, cafees boutiques, and small organic grocery shops, giving it that vibrant and friendly atmosphere. So now, our donors can pop by our bank between shopping and coffee with friends.
On the18th of May, we invited our sperm donors, the local fertility clinics and many other business partners to see our new space and celebrate with us with drinks, food and lots of cake. We even had players from our Danish champion basketball team Bakken Bears come and shoot some hoops with us!
Opening day was nothing less than a huge success, where we also opened our doors for curious, potential donors and gave them a grand tour and a talk about being a sperm donor.
We sincerely hope our new, beautiful and welcoming location and the new, modern lab will bring us lots of interested young men, so we can keep doing what we do best: Give life to your choice.
Do you know someone, who would like to become a sperm donor?
We are always looking for new healthy and kind guys from all backgrounds. Check out our new website and find out more about what it takes.
Welcome to Aarhus!
//posted by Stinne, Client Service Manager at European Sperm Bank
Maybe you don't want a lot of information about your sperm donor right now...
But have you considered that your child might want to know more one day?
And have you considered that personality also comes with the genes?
Here are a few examples of how and why you should choose a little or a lot of information about your sperm donor.