What considerations and reasons do sperm donors have for donating? Why do they put in all the time and effort? Is it the money, or are they also thinking about the good they do and the people they help? We have asked a few.

For one of our sperm donors, the inspiration, conviction and dedication to become a sperm donor came from a good friend:

“I became a sperm donor after learning that my best friend was a donor child. I kept thinking that it was a sperm donor, who made his life possible. I thought it would be amazing if I could contribute to making someone’s greatest wish of being a parent come true,” he says.

Another donor continues: “I have not found the woman for me yet. Somehow it is great to know that even if I should never have kids of my own, there will be a part of me out there in the world.”

Being a sperm donor at European Sperm Bank

All sperm donor applicants are subject to a thorough screening process. This includes blood tests, urinalysis and genetic tests. Further, all applicants have to provide a thorough family health history and complete a personality test before entering sperm donor programme.

As a result, only 5 to 10 % of applicants become donors.

Is it worth it?

This is all for the benefit of the many women seeking pregnancy through donor sperm – and a personal stamp of quality for the donors: “When I finally was approved as a donor after the tests, I was beyond happy with the thought of changing the lives of people, who so badly wish to become parents. I like to think that I have made difference,” he says.

You are always welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

Phone: 020 3630 0147

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Take the first step to becoming a sperm donor at European Sperm Bank. Fill in the application form, and we will get in touch.

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If you are between the age of 18 and 40, healthy and meet the criteria, you can be a sperm donor. Find out more about the application process here:

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You are always welcome to visit us at our office in Holborn, London, a stone's throw from Chancery Lane Station.

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We make a difference for those who cannot have children on their own. At European Sperm Bank, we specialise in the collection, handling and distribution of donor sperm.

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