Sperm donation allows you to play a unique, vital role during one of the most important parts of a couple’s life. By donating sperm, you can help a couple with infertility, a same-sex couple, or a single woman start a family. Many sperm donors are inspired to donate after people in their own lives struggle to conceive. Sperm donors report that they experience is highly rewarding. Below, we’ll explore what to expect if you want to become a sperm donor.
Sperm donors are carefully screened for health and for genetic issues, so that recipients will only get the highest-quality sperm. Before you can donate, you will undergo an intensive screening process, during which you’ll be asked for details about your health history and your family’s health history. After that portion of the screening process, you’ll undergo a physical examination to ensure your physical health.
During the screening process, you’ll also be asked to provide information about your educational and occupational background, your ethnicity, your lifestyle, your religion, and your interests. You may also be asked to provide a photograph. This information will be used to help couples make a decision on a donor.
Making the Decision
Before, during, and after the screening process, you should carefully consider the implications of donating. Although donating is very rewarding, it’s important that you go into the process fully aware that you will have no legal rights to any children resulting from your donation. In addition, you should consider whether or not you have the time for several office appointments during the screening and donation process.
Once you are approved as a donor, you’ll be entered into the organization’s donor registry. Depending on the circumstances, you may provide a donation at that time, or you may wait until a recipient chooses you to make your donation. Couples choosing a sperm donor will have access to basic information about you, such as your height, weight, and family health history.
To schedule a consultation about whether or not being a sperm donor is right for you, please give us a call at (212) 369-8700 or click below and we will get right back to you.