To become a sperm donor you must:
- be aged between 18 and 41
- be willing to be screened for medical conditions, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs), for example HIV, syphilis and chlamydia
- be free from serious medical disability
- be willing to have a healthy diet and lifestyle
- know or be able to find out about your immediate family medical history*. This covers your:
- not have any hereditary disorders within your family
- agree to be registered with the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) as a donor
- not put yourself at risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- not knowingly leave out any relevant information which could affect the health of any children born as a result of your donation
- be willing to be identified and known to any children born from your donation when they get to 18
- be able and willing to commit your time and energy to the sperm donation process.
* If, for whatever reason, you’re unable to provide details about your immediate family members’ medical history then discuss this with your clinic. We wouldn’t want this to be a showstopper for you becoming a donor.