Using a known donor has many advantages, it allows you to fully assess their physical characteristics, including facial structure, body type and hair texture. You can find out about their personality, are they outgoing, shy, do they have a good sense of humour?
It is also possible to determine the donor's mental ability, are they able to communicate well, and do they show any signs of mental illness or depression. Meeting the donor also allows you to see any obvious health conditions, are they a smoker, do they have poor skin or show any other signs of ill health?
Meeting a known donor also allows you to stay in touch and for your child to have contact if you wish.