Talking It Through
Becoming a sperm donor is a generous and life-changing thing to do. It not only involves and affects you but also those close to you, your recipients and any children born following your donation. Wherever you are on your donation journey, it’s likely that you’ll want to talk about what being a sperm donor might mean to you. Not just now but in the future. Perhaps you’ll want to explore how it might impact on you, your partner, your children or even wider family and friends. Maybe there are some things that you want to explore individually or as a family.
That’s why it’s important that you take the opportunity to see your clinic’s independent counsellor. During the counselling you’ll talk more about the implications of donating, your rights, and the rights of those receiving your sperm and any child created with your donated sperm.
Counselling sessions are confidential, free and available to you to use at any time before, during and after donation.
If you have any doubts about becoming a sperm donor then talk them through – you won’t be the first or the last! If you decide that becoming a donor isn’t right for you then you can withdraw from the process at any time. Even if you decide not to donate your sperm there are lots of other ways you can help people affected by infertility.