DONATE YOUR SPERM THIS FERTILITY WEEK30th October 2019
It’s annual Fertility Week in the UK! And one of the biggest focuses this year is male fertility, encouraging more men to talk openly about fertility issues and raising awareness of how common male fertility problems are.
Sometimes a sperm donor is needed to give the hope of having a family and by donating your sperm you could help someone to still become a Dad and enable a couple to have a much longed-for child together.
How your sperm donation is used to help
Your donated sperm can be used in all sorts of ways to help a couple with male fertility factors to have a baby, such as:
- IUI: Your sperm is prepared and washed and inserted into the uterus of the female partner, around the time she ovulates.
- IVF: Your sperm is mixed with eggs collected from the female partner in a laboratory. The best resulting embryo is transferred back into the womb to grow like in natural pregnancy.
- ICSI: ICSI is a technique used in IVF that maximises the chance of fertilisation, where instead of mixing your sperm with eggs, a single healthy sperm is injected into each egg.
How men choose sperm donors
Like women who need egg donors, most men who need sperm donors choose a donor who they closely resemble.
That’s why we need men of all different physical characteristics to donate to us – because everyone has their own unique requirements. You might just be the donor someone’s hoping for.
Can you donate sperm?
If you’d like to give the hope of a family this Fertility Week – not just to men but others who need donor sperm too such as single women or female couples – our Semovo sperm banks around the UK in Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester City Centre, Manchester South, London and Glasgow are recruiting new sperm donors right now.
And it’s really easy to apply. You just need to be aged 18-41, in good health with no family history of hereditary medical conditions.
Complete our online application form here and we’ll be in touch. Or talk to our friendly Semovo team to find out more on 0345 266 1272. You can also read more about the sperm donation process and find answers to common FAQs.