SPERM DONOR QUESTIONS & ANSWERS FROM SEMOVO4th July 2017
Got a question about donating sperm? We’re always happy to provide the answers at Semovo.
To help you decide if being a sperm donor is right for you, here are some of the latest questions we’ve been asked by men interested in donating to our sperm bank:
How long does it take to be a sperm donor?
Having the time to donate sperm is one of the biggest factors to consider, especially as the application process spans many weeks. Once accepted as a Semovo sperm donor, the actual act of donating sperm doesn’t take long - all Semovo clinics have comfortable furnished private rooms – but you’ll be asked to donate to us regularly every week, for several months. This is so we can build up enough of your sperm, to give the people who use it the best chance of pregnancy.
But don’t assume this means a lot of travel backwards and forwards to one central clinic. One of the great things about donating sperm with Semovo is that our local network of sperm donation clinics – and convenient opening hours - make it easy to donate sperm where and when it suits you.
Do I get any help or support as a sperm donor?
At Semovo your wellbeing matters to us just as much as the sperm you’re donating. All our sperm donors are personally supported by our dedicated Donation Team that you can turn to at any time, with access to accredited counsellors – even online – when you need it.
Does it matter which Semovo clinic I donate to?
Whether you choose to donate sperm at Semovo Leeds, Semovo Manchester or Semovo Liverpool, you’ll find the same personal attention and service from a caring and professional team. Recruiting and supporting sperm donors is what we do best, and that’s reflected in the fact that over 500 men every month apply to join our sperm bank. More Semovo sperm donor clinics are opening soon in London, Birmingham and Glasgow.
What is the current sperm donor compensation and how does it work?
Every Semovo sperm donor receives £35 per sperm donation. This money isn’t given to you as payment for your sperm - it’s money set by the UK fertility regulator the HFEA (Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority) to cover any associated expenses, such as travel and time.
Every time you donate you’ll be given £25, with the remaining £10 accrued by us and paid to you in full at the end of your donation journey, when you’ve provided enough samples.
What happens when I’ve donated enough sperm?
Once we have enough sperm you’ll be advised that you don’t need to donate anymore. If you wish to find out, we’ll be able to tell you if your sperm has resulted in pregnancy for a clinic patient, the year she gives birth and the gender of the baby. Your sperm can only be used to create a maximum of 10 families.
I’m interested in donating but I have some questions – how can I get in touch?
We offer discreet ways to get in touch, so you can enquire about sperm donation in private. You can email us firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule a chat with our friendly team at a time to suit you: Request a callback on 0345 266 1272.
Discover more about being a Semovo sperm donor
If you’re ready to apply, complete our online sperm donor application form and we’ll be in touch.