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What's Involved in Being a Sperm Donor?

Apply Online

If you’re interested in donating sperm the first step is to complete our online enquiry form and you will be sent information and a health questionnaire to complete. 

Semen Analysis

You will then be able to arrange a semen analysis appointment. Our production rooms are private and comfortable to help put you at ease. A period of abstinence of 2-7 days prior to the test is preferable to produce the best quality sample.  We will check the sperm concentration, sperm motility and sperm morphology (shape) to see if it is suitable for donation.

Initial Sperm Donor Screening

If your semen analysis shows you are suitable to donate you will then be invited to attend a consultation with one of our specialist doctors. They will discuss your and your family’s medical history and perform a physical examination. HFEA consent forms for donation will be discussed. Blood and urine tests are also performed to check for various infections and genetic conditions. 


It is strongly encouraged that you meet with one of our independent counsellors to talk about becoming a donor prior to donating.  You are able to meet with them at any point during or after donations as well if you wish.

Donating Sperm

Once the initial screening tests are complete, you would then be able to make your donations. This usually involves about 10-15 visits to enable us to freeze between 80-100 ampoules of sperm. The frozen sperm is stored and only thawed when they are needed for treatment.  You can visit the clinics between 8am-2pm weekdays to donate. Interim screening tests would be required after 3 months if donations are still being made.

Final Screenings

3 months after your last donation we will ask you to come to the clinic for a final consultation with one of our Doctors. You will also have your final screening tests and have another examination. This ensures you are still in great health and are still clear from infections. If all is ok with these tests your sperm can then be used in treatment and you will be compensated for your donations.

After Donating

Becoming a sperm donor and helping others to start their longed-for family can be a very rewarding experience. Afterwards you can contact us, or the HFEA to find out if any children were born, their sex and year of birth.