If you are aged between 18 and 45 and are healthy, there is probably no reason why you can’t become a sperm donor and help other people in this way.
- All donors are asked to fill out a questionnaire about their health and to have blood tests and screening to check for various diseases
- We usually ask donors to produce sperm on-site at the Agora and we provide facilities for this
- We then offer a consultation with one of our doctors who will assess your health and your medical and family history
- You need to be healthy and not be on any regular medication for chronic illness
- You should not have any family history of inherited diseases or mental illness
- To become a sperm donor, you need to have a normal sperm assessment
- We offer counselling to all our sperm donors to make sure they understand – and are happy – about the implications of donating
What are the legal implications of being a sperm donor?
Before you go ahead, It’s essential to understand the legal aspects and the implications of sperm donation. At the Agora, we can advise you about what’s involved and help you access legal advice.
By donating at a clinic that is licensed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), you will not be legally responsible for any children that are born as a result of your sperm donation and your name will not appear on the birth certificate. You will have no rights over the children and are not liable for any financial support.
Do sperm donors get paid?
HFEA regulations allow us to reimburse sperm donors a single fee of £35 per donation to cover their expenses.
What will children born as a result of my sperm donation know about me?
When you donate sperm, you will be asked to fill in a form with information about yourself, including:
- Marital status
- Children (how many you have, if any)
- Physical characteristics
- Ethnic group
- Medical history
You will also be asked to write a message to any children born using your sperm, along with a general description of what you are like. This information is held by the HFEA and can be given to any child aged over 18 born as a result of your donation.
If you are interested in becoming a sperm donor, please contact us to discuss the next steps.
Same sex couples and single women:
Wednesday 3rd February at 5.30 pm
Wednesday 17th February at 5.30 pm
Alternatively, via email:
or phone: 01273 229410
We look forward to welcoming you.