SPERM DONOR TIPS & ADVICE: FINDING AND CHOOSING A SPERM BANK FOR DONATION17th August 2018
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.
Here’s some advice from the Semovo team on how to choose the best sperm bank for you, and what you need to consider:
Sperm donor expertise
Does the sperm bank have long-standing expertise in sperm donation? Semovo was created on the back of an established, successful and National Gamete Donation Trust award-winning sperm donor programme, known for outstanding donor care.
Does the sperm bank have support in place for its sperm donors, from an experienced team? At Semovo, you’re personally supported by dedicated donation teams at each of our clinics. We get to know you well so we can tailor the sperm donor journey to meet your needs.
Transparency and clear communication
Is the sperm bank upfront and clear with you exactly what your responsibilities are and what’s expected of you? It’s important that you understand what’s involved right from the start, so you can make an informed decision about whether sperm donation is really right for you.
This includes how many times you’re expected to donate if accepted, the potential impact of donation on your daily life and future implications for you and your family.
Does the sperm bank put enough emphasis on the importance of counselling? Counselling is a required and vital part of being a sperm donor. At Semovo, counselling usually happens over Skype for your convenience.
Is the sperm bank open when you’re able to donate? At Semovo sperm donation happens at your convenience. All our donation clinics are open early until late so you can donate when it suits you.
Can you reach the sperm bank easily from home or work? You’ll need to donate regularly, so accessibility is important. Semovo has sperm donation clinics in easy-to-reach locations in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Glasgow, with a new London clinic opening soon. Many of our donors donate on the way to or home from work.
Is the sperm bank clear about the health screening you’ll need to undergo and the potential implications of this? You’ll be tested for various infectious diseases and certain genetic conditions.
Is the sperm bank willing to explain to you the full results of your initial semen analysis? At Semovo we don’t just tell you whether you have suitable sperm or not. We’ll explain to you what it means for your own fertility and chance of fatherhood in future.
Is the sperm bank happy to answer your questions and queries? Are they quick to respond when you get in touch?
Finding a sperm bank: Why Semovo
All of these factors are what helps make a great sperm donation experience with Semovo. It’s why we’re one of the biggest and most successful sperm banks in the UK.
Explore sperm donation with us. Find out how it works, read our FAQS and if you’d like to apply, complete our online application form with no obligation. You must be aged 18-41 to be a Semovo sperm donor.
If you have any questions, just call our team on 0345 266 1272.