WHAT DO SPERM DONORS DO? HOW YOU HELP WHEN YOU DONATE SPERM10th July 2018
Did you know that without sperm donors, many people would never be able to fulfil their dreams of having a child?
More families than ever are now being created with the help of a sperm donor. Latest HFEA data shows over 4,300 cycles of IVF with donor sperm and almost 5,500 cycles of donor sperm insemination were carried out in 2016, an increase of 15% and 10% in just 12 months.
But it’s not just same sex couples and single women who need donor sperm. Infertile men who can’t conceive also rely on donor sperm to have the chance of fatherhood.
The good news is that guys of all ages, professions, backgrounds and cultures are becoming much more aware of the importance of sperm donors in modern family creation and understand the vital difference they can make when they donate sperm.
Here’s how you’ll be helping, when you become a sperm donor with Semovo:
Helping single women to become mothers
Growing numbers of single women are now choosing to have a baby on their own, and by donating to a sperm bank you’re ensuring that they don’t need to resort to unsafe and unlicensed sperm donor ‘services’ advertised by men on social media. Your sperm could be used to help someone become a mother, and as treatment with your donor sperm is always carried out through a fertility clinic – as we don’t supply it any other way - it has a great chance of success too.
Helping same sex couples to become parents
Same sex couples are one of the biggest users of donor sperm. Your sperm may be used through IVF or insemination, or it might be used in a treatment called Partner IVF, where one partner uses her eggs and the other carries the baby, so they’re both involved in the creation of their family. It’s a wonderful and very special way for same sex couples to have a family together, but it’s not possible without sperm donors.
Helping men to become fathers
Fertility issues aren’t just a woman’s problem, around half of all couples who seek IVF need it because the man can’t conceive naturally. Sometimes, it may not be possible to attempt treatment with own sperm at all. This is where sperm donors are vital, giving men the chance to still have a baby with their partner.
Could you be a sperm donor?
If you’re aged 18-41, in good health with no serious genetic or hereditary medical conditions in your family, you can apply to be a sperm donor. We’ll test your sperm to make sure it’s of the right quality to donate, which also gives you useful information about your fertility. And we’ll also give you a thorough health check too.
It’s easy to apply – just fill in our online application form. You’ll be invited to your nearest Semovo clinic in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Glasgow or London (coming soon), where our friendly team will have a chat with you. Or call us with your sperm donor questions on 0345 266 1272.