Looking for a Sperm Donor


A donor is a man who sells or gives his own sperm in order that a woman can use it to become pregnant. People who use sperm donors include couples where the male has infertility problems, women who want to have a baby alone because they haven’t found the right partner to settle down with and lesbian couples who need male sperm to conceive.

I Need a UK Sperm Donor – How Do I Find One?


Sperm donors are wanted throughout the UK and they can be found through a variety of channels. Some men are UK paid sperm donors, they donate to clinics and they are paid expenses. If you go to a clinic for a donor, they have already done tests to check out whether the sperm is of good quality and if the donor has any genetic diseases or other illnesses and whether or not he has any sexually transmitted diseases.

Additionally, certain sperm banks are particularly up-to-date and will allow you to find your donor using a dedicated smartphone application. Its purpose is to send you alerts as soon as new donors are available, directly to your phone.

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Another way of finding a donor is to ask someone you already know. It could be a friend or the brother of a friend. They may be willing to help you and the good thing is, you will already have some idea about this person’s personality and traits. A popular way nowadays of finding a sperm donor is by using the internet. There are Free UK sperm donor websites which have details of men willing to become sperm donors. Private sperm donors are wanted in the UK by women who prefer to use known donors, rather than the anonymous donors who use fertility clinics. Finding a donor through the internet will give you the chance to get to know the person and perhaps give you more of an insight as to what personality traits your child could have.

You can also find sperm by buying it through a website and having it delivered to your home, to use for home insemination. A sperm bank like Cryos in Denmark sends frozen sperm to many different countries, including the UK.

What Tests Should Be Carried Out on a Donor’s Sperm?


There are variety of tests that should be carried out before you make use of the donor’s sperm. Be wary of a donor that isn’t keen on being tested. It is well worth the money to give you the peace of mind of knowing that your sperm donor is healthy and has a good sperm count. Some of the test you can have include:

Sperm Quality and Sperm Count


A donor’s sperm count and the quality of his sperm should be checked. The sperm count should not be low. Quality means whether the sperm swim in a straight line and whether or not they have any defects.

Genetic Diseases


those which are caused by an abnormality in a person’s DNA. Checks at a clinic normally include Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Anaemia, Tay Sachs disease and Thalassemia.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases


If you don’t know your donor well, then it may be that he is carrying a sexual disease. Checks should be made for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and Syphilis. STD’s can affect you and your baby, so it is an important test to carry out.

Infectious Diseases


Infectious diseases are HIV and Hepatitis, so a donor will need checking to make sure he is clear from these.All the above tests can be carried out at a private fertility clinic. Google fertility clinics in your area to find one near that will do the necessary tests.

Will a Clinic Sperm Donor in the UK Be Anonymous?


In the UK donors that donate to sperm banks cannot remain anonymous forever. Children who were born after April 2005 are entitled to ask for non-identifying information about their donor. They are also entitled to know about any donor-conceived genetic siblings they might have once they turn 16. They will be entitled to certain information, which can include:

• Description of the donor – height, weight, hair and eye colour
• The country and the year they were born
• If they already have children and if so their gender
• Ethnicity
• Marital Status
• Medical History
• Name, date of birth and address at the time of the donation
• A message for a potential child (this is optional)

When they reach the age of 18 those conceived via sperm donation are able to request identifying information about their donor, for instance, his name and last known address, as well as information about any potential siblings that he may also have helped to conceive. Those donors who are traced will not however be responsible financially for any children that are produced from their sperm.

Will a Private UK Donor Be Anonymous ?


If you make a contract with a private donor, they can choose to remain anonymous. That means they do not want to be responsible financially for any children produced. However, they are not protected by the law and if the person who received your sperm decides to take you to court for maintenance payments, you will be declared the legal father. If, however you donated to a lesbian couple in a civil partnership or a married couple, this doesn’t apply and you will not be financially responsible.

However, many women want to simply collect your sperm and never be part of your life again. Some donors may not want to remain anonymous and this is something you should discuss with the woman you are donating to. It could well be that a donor is looking for a more permanent relationship with a child and might want to enter into a co-parenting arrangement.

However, many women want to simply collect your sperm and never be part of your life again. Some donors may not want to remain anonymous and this is something you should discuss with the woman you are donating to. It could well be that a donor is looking for a more permanent relationship with a child and might want to enter into a co-parenting arrangement.

Where Can I read More About Private Sperm Donation ?


There are lots of free sperm donor sites in the UK. You can read a lot more about donation and get a lot more insight by looking at a sperm donation forum, which should provide would be sperm donors with plenty of help and advice.

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