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    Exclamation sperm donor here

    Hi Everyone
    I am a fit young bloke and would like to help out with sperm donation. How do you go about doing this and is there any incentive for it? I have never had any major illness and was a fit and healthy baby growing up. I am just asking because I heard we had a shortage over here in oz of donors!
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    Becoming a Sperm Donor

    Who can become a donor?


    All semen donors at IVFAustralia must adhere to practices developed by the Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee of the Fertility Society of Australia, and the National Health and Medical Research Council, including:
    • donors must be older than 18 years of age and younger than 46 years of age
    • donors must be shown by blood tests before and after six months of quarantining of the semen samples to be free of serious infection or genetic conditions
    • donors must have never previously donated at any other fertility clinic
    • donors must have no medical conditions or illnesses, either in himself or in his family that may be passed on to future children.
    The Process:

    The first step is a consultation with a fertility specialist, followed by a semen analysis and compulsory counselling. We discuss legal, social, genetic and moral implications of the donation as well as the health checks and procedures involved.

    Sperm donors need to be prepared to discuss and provide the following types of information:
    • Medical history – advising of all known allergies
    • Physical description
    • Social/Lifestyle declaration – including details of any donation at other assisted reproductive treatment clinics.
    There are significant screening tests undertaken on sperm donors including blood group, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, cystic fibrosis, syphilis, chlamydia, chromosome analysis and HIV status. The sperm is stored for six months at which point the donor’s blood is tested again for infectious diseases before a sample is used.
    Legal Considerations:

    Sperm from one donor can be used to create a maximum of five families, including the donor's own family, under legislation in force from 1 January 2010. IVFAustralia currently aims to provide enough sperm from one donor for a family so that if siblings are desired they have the same biological father.

    All donors are required to consent to indentifying details about themselves being forwarded to the Donor Register kept by the New South Wales Department of Health. These details can be passed on to children resulting from the donation when they reach 18 years of age.

    Call them (IVF AUSTRALIA) and they will send you out a heap of info etc and set your appointments up from there.

    Good Luck

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    I have no advice, but just wanted to say, you are very generous. I can't imagine that there would be many guys willing to do this. Good job!

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    Hi there, we are a lesbian couple in Melbourne and looking for a sperm donor, happy to provide compensation :-) where do you live?

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    go to a clinic and register

    i don't think many people would be interested in backyard operations who know what you would end up with

    no incentives its not about making money like the US

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    I resent this comment, I have done A.I. in the past and it worked straight away. Going thru clinics is usually the best method for those that are having trouble getting pregnant ! who knows what you end up with is something I would worry about if i went thru a clinic because i always wonder how much vitality frozen sperm has !! and also all those drugs they have you on and its a common thing that many IVF babies have had problems and many that come out later in life. I went thru a clinic twice and i didnt get pregnant, they give you one chance and the sperm is not fresh. IN my opinion its a money making machine and they should not treat fertile women the same as they treat infertile woman ! you should open your mind a little more...

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    Moreover, I have known of many people who have got pregnant doing A.I. And not many of us are stupid enough to not do all the same tests that the clinics do before using donor sperm. ANd as much as there are no monetary incentives, you would be surprised to know that there are quite a lot of genuine men out there with excellent sperm that offer to help for nothing but knowing that they helped someone. We have just choosen our donor, took us one week to find a suitable one out of a much larger pool than the clinics offer. The problems lie with clinics chargins us for sperm but not paying sperm donors, that to me is not right !

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    they should not treat fertile women the same as they treat infertile woman

    if only it was that simple

    all people should be treated equal

    the clinics don't charge for sperm they charge for a service which includes screening

    not all of us have had bad clinic experiences

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuitechno View Post
    I resent this comment, I have done A.I. in the past and it worked straight away. Going thru clinics is usually the best method for those that are having trouble getting pregnant ! who knows what you end up with is something I would worry about if i went thru a clinic because i always wonder how much vitality frozen sperm has !! and also all those drugs they have you on and its a common thing that many IVF babies have had problems and many that come out later in life. I went thru a clinic twice and i didnt get pregnant, they give you one chance and the sperm is not fresh. IN my opinion its a money making machine and they should not treat fertile women the same as they treat infertile woman ! you should open your mind a little more...

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    I cant beleive I just read this....... shame on you for saying that IVF babies have problems. Very dissapointing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilypily View Post
    I cant beleive I just read this....... shame on you for saying that IVF babies have problems. Very dissapointing.
    Obviously uneducated not worth wasting time reading


 

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