I am a student and have heard that I can get paid for donating sperm to a sperm bank. Is there any legal risk of being landed with a paternity suit and a maintenance claim from one of the women who may be impregnated with my sperm ?
By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 03 May, 2022
In principle under Israeli law anonymous sperm donors are free of any legal responsibility towards any child that may be born from the genetic material they donate. Unless this were so men would not be willing to donate sperm in Israel for fear of having paternity and maintenance suits filed at them.
However, it is possible from a strict legal point of view to sue a sperm bank donor , even if he is an “anonymous donor.” If a record is made of the donors for medical reasons (e.g. because of the future risk of genetic problems of any child that may be born with the aid of the donated sperm), then the child and/or his mother could file a legal action for the donor’s name to be revealed. Thus ,only if the sperm donor has a statutory defence or other legal defence
( e.g. an agreement authorized by court) would the sperm donor be protected in the face of such a claim. This issue has not yet been tested fully in Israeli courts.