Sperm donation is the ultimate way for guys to give back. If you would like to be a sperm donor, here are five key things you need to know first.
What we do
Recruiting sperm donors is what we do.
Semovo is a dedicated donor bank helping women requiring donor sperm to start a family. Whether they are single women, same-sex couples or couples who require our services for medical reasons, we rely on people like you to help change their lives.
The Semovo team is completely committed to providing the highest standards of care for all of our donors. We pride ourselves on making you feel like you are not ‘just another donor’, but a valued member of our team, giving a family the greatest gift they are ever likely to receive.
Throughout this site, we provide all the information you need to help you find out about donating, and whether it is right for you.
1. Did you know?
We need more than 15,000 sperm donor applicants for UK patients each year.
2. Did you know?
Donor sperm from all ethnicities is in short supply in the UK.
Becoming A donor
Great news! You’re ready to start donating with us. As part of the programme, you will need to donate your sperm approximately every week for around six months (20-30 donations). This is so we can build up a good supply of your sperm so that we can help all the patients who choose you as their sperm donor.
3. Did you know?
Semovo donors commit to 20-30 visits.
4. Did you know?
Semovo donors receive £35 remuneration for each visit.
OK, so you’ve decided you want to donate sperm - but are you unsure how the process works and how much effort is required on your part? Look no further than our step-by-step guide to donating sperm, which includes all the information you should need before becoming a donor, including timescales, the different appointments you’ll need to attend, and more.
Find your nearest Semovo clinic
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Our Social Side
Donating sperm and helping people become parents is an extraordinary way to make a difference in 2019. And the good news is that it is relatively simple to do.
Did you know that when you donate sperm, your personal details are never shared with people who are looking for a sperm donor?
Want to donate sperm? Then finding a sperm bank that is close to where you live or work should be top of the list.
Online sperm donation isn’t illegal, but as it’s unregulated, it carries significant risks to you as the donor.
There are a lot of misconceptions around sperm donation and donor-conceived children. Our Semovo team separates the facts from the myths so you can understand the truth about being a sperm donor and what happens about the children you’ve helped to be born.
Want to be a sperm donor? It’s important to invest time in choosing the right sperm bank, to make sure it’s the rewarding and altruistic experience it should be.
Did you know your sperm actually goes into quarantine as soon as it’s donated? It can’t be used just yet to help someone have a baby.
Did you know that without sperm donors, many people would never be able to fulfil their dreams of having a child?
Did you know that one of the most damaging things for sperm and fertility is the use of recreational or performance-enhancing drugs?
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Semovo sperm donors have helped make family wishes come true for people all over the UK this Christmas. Could you join us and make a difference next year?
Whether you’re planning to donate sperm or try for children yourself this year, sperm can be affected by what you eat, drink and your lifestyle.
At Semovo, we always need men of all ethnicities to donate sperm, and because of this, we’re especially sensitive and respectful to the needs of potential donors who have specific religious and cultural backgrounds.
If you’re currently donating sperm to Semovo, you may assume that you can’t eat, drink and be as merry as usual at Christmas.
It’s a great feeling to be chosen as someone’s sperm donor – but how does it happen?
Semen analysis is an important test that tells us if you have the quality of sperm that’s needed for sperm donation.
When you donate sperm, one of the most common ways it’ll be used is through a treatment called insemination.
Are you Britain’s answer to ‘Mr Sperminator’? American man Ari Nagel appeared on TV’s Good Morning Britain recently, talking about his role as a super sperm donor to 24 different women, producing 29 children.
Men do want to donate sperm, they do want to help infertile guys, same-sex couples and singles to have families. They just need to know they’re wanted – and be given a convenient opportunity to donate.
It’s National Fertility Awareness Week, Fertility Network’s annual campaign that shines the spotlight on fertility issues.
Want to be a sperm donor but not sure how to tell your family? Although it can be hard to explain to parents, grandparents and wider family members too, it’s important to have an open family discussion.
Did you read the recent and very sensationalised news headlines about Britain’s ‘top’ sperm donor producing at least 34 children?
Have you been asked by a friend to be their sperm donor?
What if we told you that being a sperm donor doesn’t mean having to give up what you love in life?
Writing your sperm donor profile is one of the most personal parts of your sperm donation journey and is also one of the most important.
If a urological condition is part of your medical history, does it mean you can’t donate sperm?
Did you see us at Manchester Pride? Interested in exploring more about sperm donation?
At Semovo we welcome and receive sperm donor applications from all kinds of men, from all walks of life, with all kinds of sexual preferences.
Although sperm donors are more in demand than ever, there are restrictions on who can donate sperm - and who can’t.
New Fertility Network UK figures have revealed that since the start of 2017 alone, 13 areas in the UK have cut-back or stopped funding NHS IVF services altogether, with more local authorities planning to follow suit.