We Need Your Help!
Could you donate your sperm and give the amazing gift of hope to a childless couple?
Medfem Fertility Clinic need healthy, non-smoking men aged 21 – 40 to become sperm donors.
On the day of the initial testing, you will receive R150 compensation fee to cover your expenses such as petrol. Thereafter, compensation for your time and effort is R700 for every usable sample once you are accepted.
Call (011) 463 2244 for more information
Become a Sperm Donor
Through your sperm donation you will enable those who cannot conceive naturally to have children of their own. Your donation will be received in the strictest confidentiality and you will always remain anonymous.
As a sperm donor you are only allowed by law to donate at any one institution, and can have only five live births resulting from your sperm. You have the right to indicate to whom you would like to donate your sperm to e.g. marital status of the receiving couple, ethnic grouping, sexual preference, and religion.
Non-smoking men, between the ages of 18 and 40, who hold a matric qualification and higher are invited to donate their sperm. We require sperm donations from all ethnic groups.
If you would like to become a sperm donor at Medfem Fertility Clinic we invite you to set up an appointment with us. Call (011) 463 2244 for more information.
Remember by becoming a sperm donor you are helping others to have the family they have always wanted.
Sperm donor screening
Donors are ordinary, physically healthy men from across society whose ages range from 21 – 40 years with normal, fertile sperm parameters. All potential donors undergo rigorous assessment before being accepted. Donor screening consists of questionnaires, blood screening, semen specimen screening and donor history.
An extensive semen analysis follows which includes a sperm count, motility, morphology, CMA3, and freezing and thawing ability.
When the candidate passes these tests, they will go on to being tested for infectious diseases. These tests include:
- Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
- Hepatitis B Core Antibody
- HTLV-I, HTLV-II Antibody (HIV)
- Sexual Transmitted Diseases
Other blood tests done are ABO-Rh Blood Typing. Even if you are not accepted as a donor, the results of your semen analysis as well as the HIV, Hep B and Hep C blood tests will be available to you.
Once the participant has been chosen as a donor, sperm samples can be donated at least once a week, but most donors produce twice a week. If the donor was sexually active and had too much alcohol within 24 hours, is under a lot of stress or is ill, it will be possible that the sample will not pass. Samples will be needed on a regular basis until the pregnancy quota has been reached
What is the compensation for a sperm donor?
In South Africa, the Human Tissue Act prohibits donors from selling organs or tissue, and therefore the donor is only entitled to be given an honorarium to cover his expenses. At Medfem Fertility Clinic the compensation for your time and effort is R700 for every usable sample.
Will the donor be able to find out of his sperm has produced any pregnancies?
If the donor would like to know if he has produced any pregnancies, he may ask. Alternatively, if he would prefer not to know, he may indicate so initially. This is a personal issue. The donor will not receive any information regarding the recipients of the sperm.
What if the donor changes his mind?
The donor is at anytime allowed to leave the program. Although any sperm that remains in the sperm bank would be the donor sperm bank’s property.