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Edan
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« on: January 28, 2009, 10:00:11 AM »

Hi, I am interested in becoming a sperm donor but find the whole process bemusing. Am in Sydney and there only seem to be about 5 IVF clinics. Some screen and other state you need to know the person prior to donating.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to proceed.

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Edan
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2009, 09:41:58 PM »

Hi Edan,

you would need to contact the clinics involved.

I have never heard of having to know the recipient as a prerequisite to donating. Perhaps they are referring to the current trend of willing to be known (eg. when the child reaches maturity that they will then be able to access identifying information about you). You would then also have to undergo counselling before being accepted as a donor.
All clinics must screen for certain diseases and you must undergo general health checks. There is no way that any clinic can operate without doing the appropriate screening.
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2009, 06:15:04 AM »

As an ex donor at Repromed (adelaide), my main recommendation is to think seriously and carefully about this decision, as it will ( or should) inevitably change your life.
Regardless of anything you read, Assume you will not remain anonymous, and will carry an ongoing moral responsibility to    support (when needed in certain ways) any children born as a result.
You should only donate at reputable clinics.
The process of becoming a donor and donating is relatively simple. In summary, the sequence is roughly:  You apply, get screened, get conselled, and if approved, you start making donations - additional health screening might occur whenever existing dontations are required.
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2009, 12:27:22 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2010, 10:26:30 PM »

Hi Edan,

Fertility First has just created a site about becoming a sperm donor called - http://donatedontwaste.com.au/. The site has some great faqs around sperm donation and being a sperm donor http://donatedontwaste.com.au/faqs/ and you will also find valuable information about taking care of your sperm as well as fertility hints.

Hope this helps. What you are doing is a wonderful thing. The world needs more people like you.
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