Sperm is the ultimate gift and if you’re up for it, we need you!
You don’t need to be a Schwarzenegger or an Einstein…but don’t be put off if you are one. If you’re a healthy male between 20 and 45, help someone realise their dream of having a family.
Fertility Associates have been busy building families for over 26 years and our donors are a big part of this. Help someone realise their dream of having a family by becoming a sperm donor today.
Becoming a sperm donor is a simple process, yet it means so much. We have sperm banks located at our India and Thailand clinics.
Would I make a good sperm donor?
- You will need to be aged between 20 and 45 years
- You will need to have a good sperm count (we will test this along the way)
- You must be happy to be identified. Donors may be contacted in the future by the parents who received, or the children born from, your sperm donation
- It is best if you have already had your children. Knowing what is like to have children, often helps our donors in making the decision to become a donor. However if you do not have children you can still become a sperm donor
- When we ask people what sort of person they would want as a donor they usually ask for “someone nice.”
Who uses our sperm bank?
Our sperm banks are used by heterosexual couples, single women and lesbian couples. As the donor you can specify the type of people you would like to donate to.
What happens first?
- You will have an initial chat over the phone with one of our donor coordinators who will provide you with more information and answer any questions you may have. Then you will meet the donor coordinator at the clinic and they will talk to you about the process and what is involved in being a donor.
- You will also be asked to produce a sperm sample for sperm counting and we will see if it freezes and thaws successfully.
What happens next?
Once we have checked that your sperm sample freezes and thaws successfully, we carry out screening tests for the following communicable diseases:
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- HIV (AIDS)
We also check your blood group and screen to see if you carry the cystic fibrosis gene. Once all these checks are complete, you will have an appointment with one of our doctors who will go through your medical and family history with you.
And after that?
Next you will see a counselor for further information and sign a consent from which looks like this.
The Status of Children Amendment Act 1987, subsequently amended in 2004, clearly defines the legal status of the donor, the woman’s partner and the child when conception occurs as a result of donor insemination, and the woman has undergone the procedure with the consent of her partner. The woman’s partner at the time of birth, whether by marriage, civil union or de facto, is a legal parent of the child. Neither the child nor the donor has any rights or liabilities in relationship to each other.
Follows these links to find the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Act (HART Act) 2004 and the Status of Children Amendment Act 1987.
How do I know what happens to my sperm once I have become a donor?
Sperm donors are kept updated on what happens after their donations are in use. You can know how many children are born, the gender of the children and the number of families involved.
Sperm donor feedback
To view comments and experiences from some of our current sperm donors click here.
How do I apply to be a sperm donor?
You can apply to be a sperm donor by filling out our online form, phoning 0800 500 547 or email us on email@example.com