Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Donor 101: Caucasian, green eyes, brown hair, 1.80m, atheist, marketing executive

What would your profile say?
If you feel you have good genes, are healthy and like the thought of “passing on your genes”, then why not become a sperm donor?

Continue your gene pool and help others not able to conceive complete their family.  Becoming a donor is more than just a gesture of altruism, but a way that you too as a donor can achieve your desire to procreate in an unconventional way.

Whether you are currently in a relationship or single we would like to hear from you.  Our donors come in all shapes and sizes, regardless of your education, social background, race or hobbies, we want you- so long as you are aged 18-45, fit and healthy and free from hereditary or infectious disease.

The first step involves filling out an enquiry form on our website: www.londonspermbank.com or calling one of our consultants on 020 7935 9004 to book an initial screening visit.

During this visit you will get the chance to speak to a member of the team who will be more than happy to answer any questions that you might have. We will also get you to complete a medical questionnaire and also produce a sperm sample for us to check it’s suitability to freeze.

If you are considered fit and healthy with great sperm quality after freezing, you are already half way through the screening process.  We will then ask you to come in for a blood and urine test which tests for sexually transmitted disease.  If these tests come back with the all clear, you are asked to see our medical doctor for a medical assessment and then you are free to start making donations.

Even if for any reason you are not accepted onto our program, our meticulous screening process means that at the very least you find out more about yourself than when you previously enquired.

If you’re still not 100% sure about making that initial enquiry, here are just some of the reasons why our donors have joined the program- men just like you:

‘…people close to me have suffered testicular cancer and become infertile…’
Police Officer, 34
‘…my partner and I won’t be having kids so I really want to help couples that want them…’ 
Plumber, 32
‘…I have no idea what might happen in the future and I knew a couple unable to have children so I decided to do this…’
Student, 26
‘…so that my friends could know more about where sperm used to create their child came from…’ 
29 (known donor to lesbian couple)

Each and every donor has their own reason for joining, so whether you are considering donating for altruistic reasons or to “pass on your genes” make today the day you choose to take action!