Choosing your sperm donor: Profiles that offer more than just the ‘basics’26th July 2016
You are making a crucial decision – is this particular man, who was generous and selfless enough to donate his sperm, the right sperm donor to help me have a child?
And typically, you’re relying solely on a sperm donor’s profile to make this choice. In the UK, the law ensures anonymity between recipient and donor – so there are no photographs to help you decide.
When faced with such an enormous decision, you need every bit of advice you can get. Which is why at Semovo, our sperm donor profiles go the extra mile, beyond just the ‘basics’.
Profile basics: All Semovo sperm donors include their essential characteristics on their profile - this includes ethnicity, height, hair and eye colour. These are the basic pieces of information that tell you initially whether this donor could be right for you.
Pen portrait: So you can get to ‘know’ your donor through his profile, all Semovo sperm donors complete a pen portrait - this is a description of themselves, which they write, designed to give you an insight into their personality. You’ll find details such as their hobbies, their interests, even the type of thing they do for a living. We find that not only what they write but how they write it gives you a real insight into their personality, which is why we include this in the profile exactly as the door has written it.
Personal goodwill message: All our sperm donors truly appreciate the difference their gift makes - they know donating their sperm can literally change someone’s life. So you’ll find in our sperm donor profiles a personal goodwill message. This is from the donor to any child conceived using their donations. The donor may talk about his hopes for the future of the child, pass on good wishes or even mention how he feels about contact in the future. Again, it is designed to give you additional information into the individual nature of each of our sperm donors, to help you decide who is right for you.
Knowledge of the donor himself: Do you know that our dedicated Donation Team get to know each of our sperm donors very well? Our team is the link between you and the donor. You will never meet him, but our Donation Team support him face-to-face through his donation cycles, and so when it comes to donor matching, you can trust the suggested matches they put forward for you. We aim to offer you a choice of at least two matched sperm donors based on the preferences you give us.
Screening: Our sperm donor screening isn’t just a matter of the donor completing a few tests. He has to tell us not only about his own medical history, but that of his family too, as far back as grandparents. His sperm is thoroughly tested according to national standards and then quarantined before it is released for your use. So you can be sure that the sperm we offer is safe for you to use, no matter which donor you choose.If you have any questions about sperm donor selection, make contact with our team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org