As of July 2014, we have a shortage of sperm from Australian men. If you are interested in donating sperm, please call  (07) 5478 2482. Learn more about sperm donation.

Why Are Sperm Donors Needed?

Approximately one in eight couples with fertility issues requires donor sperm to assist them in becoming parents. For them to realise their dream of having a baby the only option is often access to donated sperm. Sperm donors are urgently needed for the following reasons:

  • Donor sperm is currently in extremely short supply in Queensland. Adoption in Australia is difficult due to very few children being available for adoption. Some couples, of course, choose to remain childless.
  • Did you know that male infertility is responsible for about 30% of couples not being able to conceive? There are some males who do not produce any sperm and are not able to achieve a pregnancy with their partner. Male infertility has many causes including genetic, infections and trauma damage.
  • To assist patients who have already conceived children using donor sperm and are wishing to extend their family and provide their child with sibling/s.

Why Become A Sperm Donor

We all have something to give to our community, our time, our blood, our talents and for some men… the gift of life. Sperm donation can be one of the greatest gifts of all. Giving couples the chance of becoming a parent… an opportunity they may not have otherwise had.

Many sperm donors already have children of their own and enjoy helping others experience the joys of parenthood. Other sperm donors have seen their friends or family members endure the frustration of fertility problems and want to be able to help.
We understand that you may not be ready or want a family of your own, but by entering a sperm donor program you can help make someone else’s dreams of parenthood become a reality.

Who Can Be A Sperm Donor?

Men of all ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds can become sperm donors. This includes men of different heights, shapes and sizes, as long as you meet the few criteria below:

  • You are between 18 and 45 years of age
  • You are in good health and prepared to have regular blood tests
  • You have a low risk for sexually transmitted diseases such as Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS
  • You can provide a family medical history
  • You are prepared to go through counselling (along with your partner if applicable)
  • You are ideally not currently going through fertility treatment yourself

Some people in the community may not be able to donate because their lifestyle puts them at risk of contracting diseases that could infect the women receiving the donor sperm and any children conceived. As part of being accepted as a donor, a lifestyle declaration must be signed.

What Are The Main Benefits For The Donor?

There are many reasons why men consider donating sperm, some of these reasons might include:

1. To find out your own fertility status
2. To help assist another couple realise their dream of becoming parents

Will I Get Paid?

While it is illegal in Australia to buy and sell human sperm (under the Human Tissue Act 1982), many fertility clinics are able to compensate the donor by way of a lump sum for any expenses you incur.

Please be assured that all services are provided in a completely discreet and confidential environment.

Thank you for reading this information and taking the time to consider becoming a sperm donor. You may not know it, but there are a lot of people that will be very grateful to you for just considering becoming a donor. Many individuals and couples would not be able to create a family without your help – so thank you. If you feel you have what it takes to be a sperm donor we encourage you to contact your local fertility clinic.

Consider giving another man out there… The chance to be a proud dad….