Sperm donors help couples struggling with infertility and other people to start their family. Sperm donors undergo an extensive screening process to ensure that they are good candidates for donating. Both anonymous and known donors must meet the same set of requirements. Below, we’ll explore the requirements sperm donors must meet in New York City.
Why Become a Donor?
Being a sperm donor is a rewarding way to help other people start a family. Families struggling with infertility, same-sex couples, and single women may all use sperm donors to have children. When you donate sperm, you play a unique role in helping a family during one of their most important and exciting periods.
The goal of screening requirements is to ensure that only the healthiest sperm is used for couples using donors. Sperm donors undergo an extensive screening process. Some of the things that may be considered include:
- Health history, including chronic health conditions like diabetes
- Mental health history
- Family history of cancer, heart disease, and other physical health problems, as well as genetic disorders
- Family history of mental health problems
Other Screened Items
You’ll also be asked about other issues, to help potential recipients choose a donor. You will fill out a survey that may include items like height, weight, and age, as well as educational and occupational history, hobbies, and more. You will also provide a photograph to assist in the decision process.
During the screening process, you’ll undergo extensive counseling about the limitations of your rights as a sperm donor. It’s important for all sperm donors to understand that they have no legal rights to any children resulting from donation.
If you are interested in becoming a sperm donor, Advanced Fertility Services would be happy to meet with you for a consultation. Your consultation will include an interview about your health history and other issues. You may also undergo a physical examination to help detect any health issues that may disqualify you from donating. To learn more, or to schedule your consultation today, please click below and enter your information or give us a call at (212) 369-8700.