In Australia there is a lack of sperm donors, and your decision to donate could change the lives of many individuals and couples who are struggling with infertility or wanting to have a family.
At Number 1 Fertility, our Clinic Recruited Sperm Donor Program accepts people between the ages of 25 to 45.
If this is a journey you would like to take, our administration and clinic donor team will guide you every step of the way with all the necessary information and up to date guidelines that will enable you to make an informed decision best suited to you. We will discuss the requirements you will need to undergo, to make sure you fit the criteria.
Our Number 1 Team and recipients would be so grateful for your generosity, if you become a Number 1 Sperm Donor.
You will be sent pathology request forms to have screening blood tests and a semen analysis which will be discussed at an appointment with one of our fertility specialists to assess your suitability to donate. Donors at Number 1 Fertility are required by legislation to undergo a minimum of two counselling sessions, to discuss the implications of becoming a sperm donor. We aim to limit the number of times you are required to visit the clinic for your convenience, the expected number of visits required is 6. These visits will account for consultation with a fertility specialist, counselling sessions and production appointments.
In Victoria, a donor conceived child is entitled to know their donor’s identity once they reach the age of 18 or earlier if agreed by all parties. The donor is not required to contact any donor conceived children or to support a donor conceived child financially or emotionally.
There is high demand for sperm donors in Australia and a low number of donors, as a result, there is a sperm donor shortage Australia-wide. Individuals and couples may source donor sperm from international banks or fertility clinics outside of Australia, but this is expensive and restrictive due to the limited number of families a donor can donate to and Australian legislation surrounding the altruistic donation of tissues and gametes which are not applicable in other countries.
Any sperm you donate can only be utilised by a maximum of 10 families as per Victoria Legislation. This limit also includes your own family.
There is no cost for any medical appointments, pathology tests and counselling sessions that are required to become a sperm donor. Donors will be reimbursed by Number 1 Fertility for any reasonable expenses or costs incurred throughout the process of donating sperm, please note that compensation is not available for any days of employment missed.
To our valued Clients,
All appointments with Dr Lynn Burmeister will now be available through Facetime or Zoom and will be rebated through Telehealth.
This means you will not incur any out of pocket fees.