Why Men Donate Sperm26th September 2019
Why do men donate sperm? And just who is donating?
Sperm donation - once seen a taboo topic and something to joke about - is today seen as one of the most generous acts a man can do. And this shift in attitude has helped to change who donates sperm.
If you’re wondering if you’d be a good sperm donor, we’d like to give you an idea of who donates sperm with Semovo – and why:
Who donates sperm?
If you think that it’s only students that donate sperm it might surprise you to know that at Semovo our sperm donors include business executives, skilled professionals and men who already have a family.
This change in just ‘who’ is a typical sperm donor is due to lots of different reasons. The increased openness around male fertility has meant that guys are more aware that men need help to become fathers too.
And there’s also greater awareness of the different ways that families are made – from single women who have a child solo to same-sex female couples who want to become parents. All rely on sperm donation to make their dream of a family come true.
Why men donate
But whilst ‘who’ is donating sperm has changed over the years, what’s not changed is the ‘why’. The men of all ages who apply to us have one thing in common: They all hope to change someone’s life by giving them the chance to have a child.
And sperm donors are more in demand than ever. Donor sperm treatment is the fastest growing type of fertility treatment according to latest data from UK fertility regulator the HFEA.
Which means we need more sperm donors - and that’s where you can help.
Can you donate sperm?
If you are aged 18-41, in good health and don’t have any family history of inheritable or genetic conditions, then you can apply to be a sperm donor with Semovo. It’s that simple.
Just complete our short and easy online application form – it only takes a few minutes – and we’ll get back to you. If you’re accepted, you can look forward to a rewarding and supported sperm donor journey under the care of our experienced team. And most rewarding of all, you get to find out if your sperm donations have changed lives. We can tell you the gender of any children born and the year of birth.
If you’d like to make a difference through sperm donation, call our friendly team to get started on 0345 266 1272 or apply here. You can donate sperm at any of our six UK-wide sperm donor clinics in Manchester city centre, South Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Glasgow and London.
To find out more about sperm donation and what’s involved, read our FAQs. You can also find useful information from the HFEA’s dedicated sperm donation page and UK sperm, egg and embryo donation charity The Seed Trust.