Sperm Donation

Why is sperm donation needed?
Donor sperm may be needed either because of fertility problems in the male partner or because there is no male partner.
Sperm donation is a generous and positive act that can give many couples and women a child of their own. If you decide to become a donor, you will have made the choice to help others in fulfilling their hopes of have a family.
We aim to develop a diverse sperm bank and are looking for donors from all nationalities, religions, ethnicities and cultures to meet the demands of the people who use our service. We currently treat heterosexual couples and same sex couples.
Are you eligible to be a sperm donor?
·       Are you aged between 18 and 40?
·       Are you in good health?
·       Can you provide a full medical history, including family (children, siblings, parents, grandparents)?
·       Are you able to make regular donations for 2 – 3 months?
If you answered “yes” to all these questions, we would be delighted to hear from you.
Please note that due to the requirements of the Human Fertilisations & Embryology Authority, we are unable to accept donors who:
·       Are adopted or cannot provide a biological family history
·       Have previously donated sperm at another Centre
·       Have had unprotected sex with multiple partners in the last 6 months Have had unprotected sex in areas known to have a large number of HIV/AIDS cases
·       Are intravenous drug users (current or past)
What is involved in becoming a sperm donor?
Sperm donors are carefully screened for transmissible infections, inherited genetic conditions and other medical conditions. They also have the opportunity to attend a counselling appointment to chat about any implications of become a sperm donor.
A semen analysis will also be carried out to assess the sperm quality and how well they survive the freezing/thawing process.
Interested in becoming a sperm donor at the Edinburgh Sperm Bank?
The information leaflets below provide more information on sperm donation. It is important that you read these information leaflets carefully so that you have a good understanding of what is involved in becoming a sperm donor at the Edinburgh Sperm Bank.
Edinburgh Sperm bank
Edinburgh Sperm bank
Edinburgh Sperm bank
If you would like to be considered to become a sperm donor at the Edinburgh Sperm Bank, you can contact us by email or telephone (answer machine).
Tel:     0131 242 2462
Further information on donation is available on the HFEA website and the National Gamete Donation Trust (NGDT)website. 

Last Reviewed: 30/08/2017