Why become a sperm donor?
Make a difference to women and couples all over the world
As a sperm donor, you help women and couples across the world fulfil their dream of having children. You will be compensated with £35 for each clinic visit, as regulated by the HFEA. To become a sperm donor, simply apply and follow the application process.
At European Sperm Bank, we focus on quality. We fully live up to ethical and technical standards, both national and international, in all aspects of our process.
A crucial difference
You can help women and couples all over the world to have a child. To them, your help is crucial.
You will be compensated with £35 for each clinic visit, as regulated by the HFEA.
You will receive a free, thorough health check, genetic analysis and regular STD screening.
Become a sperm donor
Enter your year of birth
Where do you want to donate?
Choose a date for your appointment
It is important that you do not ejaculate 48-72 hours before giving a sperm sample
Select a time period
Unfortunately, you cannot apply to become a sperm donor
To be a sperm donor you must be between 18 and 45 years old. The last possible day for donation is the day before turning 46. We expect you to donate for at least 1 year and with application time in mind, we do not accept applications if there is less than 18 months before turning 46. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Personal and contact information
What our donors say
I always knew that I wanted to become a dad someday. Suddenly, I started to wonder “what if I can’t make a baby?” I did a lot of thinking about what I would do if my sperm count were too low. Would I consider adopting? Absolutely. I’d have no problem with my child not having my genes, but if I had the option, I would prefer my child to look a bit like me.
I am convinced that it is your environment and upbringing that defines who a child becomes. Therefore, it is important to me that parents, who want a baby out of love, also have that opportunity. As a sperm donor, I am able to fulfil these peoples greatest wish. For me, what is most important in raising a child is love!
After talking with a friend, who is a sperm donor, I decided to apply. I liked the thought of helping others. I did the initial tests and was accepted as a donor.
It is a privilege for me to be able to create life and make others happy.
I have been a sperm donor now for almost three years, and the thought of helping others is actually why I keep doing it. I am aware that someday, a donor child may contact me, and I look forward to talking to them and to giving them the answers, they are looking for.
When I was accepted into the sperm donor programme, there were a lot of things to consider. I had the opportunity to help others, to make my mark on society and get a fair compensation at the same time. Another important aspect for me was the support of my family. I wanted them to know that I am a donor, and they are fine with it.
I have experienced first hand what it does to a person to not be able to have the children, one wants. If I could assist in such a difficult situation, I would be happy to. Personally, I like the thought of passing on my genes and knowing that even if I never have children of my own, a part of me lives on. The money is a very nice bonus. I don’t consider it payment; it’s merely compensation.
My wife and I had many difficulties having children. My wife had a fertility check and I had a sperm count analysis, and we had a talk about what options we had within the area of fertility treatment. If my sperm count were low, we would very possibly use a sperm donor.
It turned out that I didn’t have low sperm count, and because of our talk I decided that I wanted to do my part to help others in that situation. It was not a hard decision to make, and I applied right away.
To me, if you want help, you must also help others. I am very happy and proud to be able to help people fulfil their dream.
You are compensated for your time
After you complete the application process, you can begin to donate. At European Sperm Bank you are compensated £35 for every approved donation, to cover any out of pocket expenses, as regulated by the HFEA.
Get compensated up to £490 cash
After every donation, you will be given £20 cash. If your sperm quality and screening tests are approved, you will receive an additional £15 for every donation made during each three month period. There must be 48 hours between ejaculations, which means that you may donate up to 12 times a month.
Free sperm deposit - Think about your future
When you stop as an active donor and have donated regularly, cf. the contract for min. of 1 year, we offer you a free 5-year sperm deposit (list price DKK 10,100). A sample of your semen is frozen and stored for your own convenience. In this way you secure yourself against e.g. decreased sperm quality or later loss of fertility.
Frequently asked questions
Below you can find answers to our most frequently asked questions – our FAQs.
If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to call us on 020 3630 0147 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
According to UK-law, you cannot donate sperm anonymously. However, only children conceived as a result of your sperm will be allowed to contact you when they reach the legal age of 18. European Sperm Bank will also know your identity.
You can donate at our Holborn clinic in central London, a 5-minute walk from Chancery Lane underground station.
We ask you to donate at least four times per month.
A donor can be compensated up to £490 per month. Following our initial screening tests, you will be compensated £35 for each clinic visit, in line with HFEA regulations. You will be compensated in two parts; £20 upfront when you produce your sample, and the remaining £15 following routine 3 monthly STI screening. Read more about being a sperm donor.