Portuguese law provides that gametes donors (for spermatozoa and oocytes) are altruistic volunteers. Before being admitted as donors to Ferticentro, donor candidates are subject to a rigorous process of evaluation of their health and fertility, and those who are carriers of genetic disease or have a family history of this type of problem are excluded.
Ferticentro has a sperm bank and a bank of oocytes of its own, in which there are hundreds of samples of donors of different ethnic origins. This way, it is possible to assign a donor with physical characteristics as close as possible to those of the couple or receiving woman.
At Ferticentro we also work with international gametes banks with we liaise in situations where the patients have physical characteristics that are not so prevailent in the Portuguese population.