Why do we need sperm?
Firstly – let’s get a grip on the facts…
1 in 50 guys can’t father a child
1 in 8 infertile couples need donor sperm to have their children
And let’s not forget all the ‘single ladies’ and same sex couples. They too need your help to start a family!
You’re extraordinary (not ordinary)
As sperm donors, ordinary guys can do an extraordinary thing for those hoping to become parents.
You’re a giver – not a taker.
You’re generous with your time and always there to help out a mate.
You might regularly donate blood or volunteer in your community to help others.
So imagine what it must be like to give the ultimate gift and create a life for someone who can’t do it themselves.
We reckon that it might be you.
100’s of reasons why you should donate sperm
• If you have children of your own, and want to share the gift of life and let others experience that joy
• You’ve seen people who have struggled to create their own family
• You might know someone who is trying to conceive and want to donate to them directly
• If you’re not ready to have children of your own, but want to help others
Donor - not Daddy
It’s important to note that when you become a donor – you don’t become a parent.
You can choose to be kept in the loop of what happens to your swimmers or not e.g. which gender, month or year of any children born.
You will only be contacted by the 18 year child if they choose to do so.
There are no financial obligations when you’re a donor.
There are two types of donors – known or de-identified.
De-identified - The identity of donors is not known to the recipient at the time, however, identifying information can be made available to the child if they decide to make contact when they reach 18 years of age.
Known sperm donation - where the identity is known and the donor and recipient commonly have an existing relationship e.g. family or friend. In this situation, it's very important to have a clear agreement about how the future relationship between the child and the donor will work.
Do I get paid when I become a sperm donor?
In Australia, it is illegal to take payment for human gametes (sperm). However, you can be reimbursed for any reasonable expenses you incur through the process of donating sperm, including things such as parking, travel and medical expenses. This is either paid by the recipient if they are known to you or by IVFAustralia.
If you’re a healthy man aged between 21 and 45, we want to hear from you.
Give us a call for a confidential chat. Complete the form below to receive more information or call 1800 111 483 for a private and confidential chat with our donor team.
End the drought and donate today.