Sperm donors Change lives!!
Becoming a sperm donor is a simple process, and it means so much to the families we can help.
To be a donor you must be able to make regular visits to our donation clinics located in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Dunedin, and Christchurch.
To be a sperm donor you need to....
- be aged between 20 and 45 years
- have a good sperm sample (we will test this along the way)
- be a New Zealand resident
- Step 1 - Read the FAQ's and process info below the form - to help you understand what is involved.
- Step 2 – Fill in the online form below
- Step 3 – One of our donor coordinators will contact you to arrange a phone call. They can then provide you with more information and answer any questions you may have.
We have both clinic donors (where we supply the donor) or personal donors where the donor has a personal relationship already with the recipient. You can read more about these options in our FAQ section.
More information on being a personal sperm donor – when you donate your sperm to someone you know.
- Step 1 – Fill in the online form above to work through the easy criteria.
- Step 2 – One of our donor coordinators will contact you to arrange a phone call. They can then provide you with more information and answer any questions you may have.
- Step 3 – You will meet with the donor coordinator at the clinic and they will talk to you about the process and what is involved in being a donor. You will also be asked to produce a sperm sample for sperm counting and we will assess if it freezes and thaws successfully.
- Step 4 – Tests, once we have checked that your sperm sample freezes and thaws successfully, we carry out screening tests and check your blood group.
- Step 5 – Appointment with one of our fertility doctors. Once all these checks are complete, you will have an appointment with one of our doctors who will go through your medical and family history.
- Step 6 – Appointment to sign consent. You will see one of our counsellors, where you can ask any further questions and sign a consent form.
For more information, read our Frequently Asked Questions here. Or you can phone our donor co-ordinator on 0800 500 547 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Good to know
- Sperm donors can find out what happens after donations have been allocated. This includes how many children are born and the gender.
- Legal aspects to being a donor - The following Acts are both relevant to donors:
- The Status of Children Amendment Act 1987, this clearly defines the legal status of the donor, the recipient woman’s partner, and the child when conception occurs as a result of donor insemination.
- The woman’s partner at the time of birth, whether by marriage, civil union, or de facto, is a legal parent of the child. Neither the child nor the donor has any rights or liabilities in relation to each other.
- Human Assisted Reproductive Technology Act (HART Act 2004) - you can find our fact sheet about the HART Act below under Helpful Info.