“BE A SPERM DONOR? WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO DO THAT?”9th May 2017
Planning to tell people you’re interested in being a sperm donor? Don’t be surprised if they immediately question it.
Many people still have completely the wrong idea about what’s involved and what sperm donation means.
Here’s our advice on how to explain why being a sperm donor is such a good thing. By educating more people about what being a sperm donor really means, and why sperm donors are needed, we can help ensure it becomes more widely- recognised as the amazing gift it is:
Sperm donation is the ultimate altruistic act for men
You aren’t just making a difference, you ARE the difference, between someone having a baby and not being able to have a family. You could be the sperm donor someone’s been waiting for.
Sperm donation has no risk to health
You don’t need to worry about risks to your health when you donate sperm. It changes lives – but at no cost to your health or your future fertility. All your expenses are covered too, you receive £35 compensation for every clinic visit you make.
Sperm donor and patient protection
Sperm donor responsibilities are often the area that causes the most confusion and why many people would be ‘against’ sperm donation. Remember that when you donate sperm to Semovo, as a licensed sperm donor bank your rights and responsibilities are protected by law.
You’re not the legal parent of any child born, and are not responsible for them in any way. The patient who uses your sperm is the child’s legal parent, and all that this entails.
Traceable sperm donors are a good thing
Being a traceable sperm donor doesn’t mean that someone’s going to ‘track you down’. Anonymity is still intact between sperm donor and recipient. The law was changed to give donor-conceived people the opportunity to find out their biological origins, when they reach adulthood.
All our sperm donors are extensively counselled as part of the sperm donation process. At Semovo our sperm donors are happy to be identifiable, because they recognise what it means to the people they’re helping to be born.
Your sperm can help people anywhere in the UK
Your sperm doesn’t help just one person, it can help many people achieve their dreams of a family. Semovo’s unique sperm donation network means we can supply donor sperm to licensed clinics all over the UK for patient treatment. But there is a limit regarding how many times your sperm can be used, a maximum 10 separate families can be created from a single sperm donor.
You get to know if a baby is born with your help
This is the best bit of sperm donation – finding out a baby has been born thanks to you. You’re entitled to find out if your sperm was used successfully, the year of the baby’s birth and its gender. Making your decision to donate sperm truly worthwhile.
Sperm donation on your terms with Semovo
Our regional sperm donation locations make it easy to donate sperm when it suits you, fully-supported by our caring and professional Donation Team and Counsellors every step of the way.
If you’ve got any questions about sperm donation, or the sperm donation process, speak to us on 0345 266 1272. If you’d like to apply, complete our simple online application form and we’ll come back to you.