To become a sperm donor you must:
- be aged between 18 and 41
- be willing to be screened for medical conditions, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs), for example HIV, syphilis and chlamydia
- be free from serious medical disability
- be willing to have a healthy diet and lifestyle
- know or be able to find out about your immediate family medical history*. This covers your:
- not have any hereditary disorders within your family
- agree to be registered with the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) as a donor
- not put yourself at risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- not knowingly leave out any relevant information which could affect the health of any children born as a result of your donation
- be willing to be identified and known to any children born from your donation when they get to 18
- be able and willing to commit your time and energy to the sperm donation process.
* If, for whatever reason, you’re unable to provide details about your immediate family members’ medical history then discuss this with your clinic. We wouldn’t want this to be a showstopper for you becoming a donor.
In The Media
Over the last ten years there’s been an increase in egg and sperm donors coming forward in the UK. This didn’t happen by accident. Media coverage, in whatever way, shape or form, has an important role to play. The more media inches, the more awareness, the more donors come forward.
It is as simple as that.
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