Sperm donors are awesome!!

Becoming a sperm donor is a simple process, and it means so much to the families we can help. 

We have sperm banks located at our Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch clinics.  

To be a sperm donor you need to:
  • be aged between 20 and 45 years
  • have a good sperm count (we will test this along the way)

To find out more - simply fill in the online form below and our donor team will be in touch.  The form will work through the criteria we also have FAQ's further down the page.  

You can also talk to our donor co-ordinator on 0800 500 547 or email donorsperm@fertilityassociates.co.nz

Thanks for your enquiry so far - sperm donors are awesome!

Sperm donor enquiry form - simply fill in the form and our donor co-ordinator will come back to you.

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The Process
  • 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.
Good to know:
  • Our sperm banks are used by heterosexual couples, single women and lesbian couples. You can talk with our donor co-ordinator about the type of recipients you would like to donate to.
  • We have both clinic donors (where we supply the donor - which is what this form is for) or personal donors where the donor has a personal relationship already with the recipient family.  You can read more about these options below in our Helpful Info section.
  • Sperm donors can find out what happens once their donations are in use. You can find out how many children are born, the gender of the children by filling in our donor linking form.
  • More information on being a personal sperm donor – when you donate your sperm to someone you know.
  • 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 relationship 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.