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.
Sperm Donor Application:
Read some real life sperm donor experiences here.
- Step 1 – Fill in the online form - thanks you have done this now and we will be in touch shortly.
- Step 2 – Checking your sperm and genetic health To look at sperm count, motility (movement) and the morphology (shape) of your sperm. We will also run a specialised test to check DNA fragmentation (quality). At the same time, we ask for a saliva sample for genetic screening. To check for inherited conditions. More on screening here.
- Step 3 – Medical and family questionnaire If your semen analysis is suitable for donation, we will send you a Medical and Family history questionnaire via email.
- Step 4 – Blood and urine test These tests check for infectious diseases. We will also check your blood group.
- Step 5 – Seeing a doctor and counsellor The doctor will discuss your results and perform a physical examination. The counsellor will discuss the implications of donation and cover the laws which govern sperm donation in New Zealand.
- Step 6 – Being accepted as a donor Our medical team will then review to confirm next steps. This might be sperm banking or not moving forward.
- Step 7 – Banking and paperwork, You will sign a Consent to Donate, complete a non-identifying profile that will become available to recipients, and start banking sperm.
- Step 8 – The final step is clearance screening tests followed by a 3 months quarantine prior to being available to recipients.
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.