We have created a section of Frequently Asked Questions to assist you in your journey of becoming a sperm donor.
No. The clinic will pay for all your medical appointments, blood tests, and counselling sessions.
There are many reasons why you may consider donating your sperm to Sperm Donors Australia, some of these reasons might include:
In Australia the donation of reproductive tissue must be altruistic. It is against the law for someone to profit from the donation of sperm (as detailed in the Human Tissue Act 1982 and NHMRC - Ethical guidelines on the use of Assisted Reproductive Technology in clinical practice and research 2007). However, we realise that your time is valuable; therefore, you will be reimbursed for each suitable sperm donation to cover reasonable expenses.
Once you have completed the initial screening process we are able to reimburse you as follows:
Please note: if the donor’s screen test come back abnormal at any stage, the sperm will be discarded and further reimbursements will not be made.
The recipients will be given non-identifying information about the natural characteristics of the donors to help them choose a suitable donor.
Donors are described by basic physical characteristics, social traits and medical history.
The non-identifying information available includes:
Sperm donors may assist multiple recipients. Under legislation, a sperm donor is able to donate to 10 women in Victoria and South Australia and 5 women in New South Wales (this includes any current or former partner of the donor). In Queensland there is no legislated limit for donations, however, City Fertility Centre has set a limit of 10 donations as its policy position. This means that up to 10 or 5 women can have children, who are genetic siblings, as a result of your sperm donation. Please note there may be more than one child per family.
The welfare of the person born as a result of assisted reproductive treatment is paramount. This means that the donor conceived person is entitled to know who their genetic parents are, should they want this information. Therefore, donors must consent to their identifying information being held by City Fertility Centre and the Victorian and New South Wales Central Register.
In Victoria and New South Wales, a State Register is held of all pregnancies and births from donated sperm.
In Queensland and South Australia, there is no legislation at this time to keep a register. However, Sperm Donors Australia – City Fertility Centre keep identifying information (such as: name, date of birth, address) and non-identifying information which may be cross referenced through a code.
The donor conceived person can request access to your identity once he/she has either reached the age of 18 or has acquired sufficient maturity to appreciate the significance of the request.
City Fertility Centre allows the following information to be supplied to the offspring through a medical practitioner or an appropriately qualified health professional:
The sperm donor has no legal responsibilities or rights to the child.
The woman giving birth is regarded as the mother of any child born. The recipient couple are the legal parents of the child, with parental rights and responsibilities. The donor is not the legal father of the child. Additionally, the recipient couple shall have full custodial and parental rights to the child (NHMRC Ethical Guidelines 2007).
Sperm donors are free to withdraw at any time unless the sperm has already been used; the term ‘used’ includes the creation of an embryo by the use of a donated sperm or donor insemination procedure.
Sperm Donors Australia needs to know:
Are there any health issues I should inform Sperm Donors Australia about before donating?
Sperm Donors Australia needs to know:
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