London Fertility Centre sperm bank
We actively recruit sperm donors who are available exclusively for patients of London Fertility Centre.
Call 020 7224 0707
If you wish to use a sperm donor to help with your treatment you can select from our catalogue of donors based on the following information:
- physical description (height, weight, and eye, hair and skin colours)
- year and country of birth
- ethnic group
- whether the donor had any genetic children when they registered, and the number and sex of those children
- other details the donor may have chosen to supply, such as education, occupation, religion and interests
- ethnic group(s) of the donor’s parents
- whether the donor was adopted or donor conceived (if they are aware of this)
- marital status at the time of donation
- details of any screening tests and medical history
- reason for donating
- a goodwill message (optionally provided by the donor)
- a description of themselves as a person (optionally provided by the donor)
If you are interested in becoming a sperm donor please click here.
What should I be aware of if I am a sperm donor?
- If you successfully conceive using a sperm donor, you may reserve the same donor’s sperm for any future treatment for a sibling
- When a child who is conceived using donor sperm turns 18, they have the right to request information about the identity of their donor from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). All of our donors are aware that they may lose their anonymity when any children who has been fathered using their sperm turn 18
- Men who are wishing to be considered for sperm donation must all receive implications counselling. They are also encouraged to read the HFEA leaflet, 'Sperm and Egg Donors and the Law'
- In order to become donors, men need to have good quality sperm and, ideally, should have fathered their own children so we know they have ‘proven fertility’
- Sperm donors are not allowed to father children for more than ten families. This is to reduce the chance of children who have been fathered by the same donor then meeting, marrying and having children so the risk is very low
- Donated sperm is often used in Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) cycles. This may be suitable for you if there are no problems on the female side and your fallopian tubes are open and intact. IUI is usually considered by couples with unexplained infertility, ovulation problems, impotence/premature ejaculation, same sex couples and single women
- Donor sperm may also be used as part of an IVF cycle. This could be the right option for you if you have unexplained infertility, your fallopian tubes are blocked or if you have previously had unsuccessful fertility treatments
- When our donors are recruited they are all initially screened and tested to ensure they are healthy and their sperm is of a high quality. However there can be no guarantee of fertility and, on very rare occasions, the thawed sperm sample is suboptimal in quality. In this instance, Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is used to assist fertilisation if the donated sperm is being used in an IVF cycle