Would you like to be a sperm donor?

The requirements to be a donor are; be 18 and 35 years old, be physically and mentally healthy, do not suffer from any genetic or sexually transmitted disease.

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Sperm donation is an anonymous and voluntary process strictly regulated by our Law on Assisted Reproduction. Under no circumstances can the donor and the recipient know each other’s identities. Although sperm donation is totally altruistic, the law allows clinics to compensate the donor economically for the inconveniences that the donation process might imply.

What are the requirements?

  • Be between 18 and 35 years of age.
  • Be physically and mentally healthy.
  • Not suffer from any genetic or sexually transmitted disease.
  • Optimal sperm quality in terms of sperm count, motility and morphology.
During the process, a series of tests are performed to rule out the presence of viral infectious diseases (HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Syphilis …) or bacterial infections in blood and sperm cultures. Also, to assess the sperm characteristics a seminogram is carried out.
The sperm bank requires samples of extremely high quality, therefore, some donors are not admitted despite having good quality sperm.

Is sperm donation anonymous?

YES. The law explicitly prohibits clinics from revealing the identities of the people who are involved in a donation process. In this way, donors are not allowed to meet the recipients, nor the new-borns, and these cannot meet the donor.

Does the donor receive an economic compensation?

Yes. Although donation is altruistic, Spanish Law on assisted reproduction establishes that the donor will receive economic compensation for the inconveniences derived from the donation process. Once admitted as a donor, a weekly sperm donation will be obtained for a period of 4-6 months. For each donation, the donor will receive a total of 50€ as compensation, which will be divided in two payments; 25€ on the same day of the sample collection and the remaining 25€ on the day of the blood test that will be performed 6 months after the last sample. On this day the donor will receive the 25€ corresponding to all the samples that will have been collected during the 4-6 months of the process.

How many times can donors donate sperm?

Our sperm donation programme recommends a weekly donation for a period of 4-6 months. The semen sample is obtained by masturbation and it is necessary to abstain from having sexual intercourse during the 3-5 days before the donation.

Do donors have to take medication?

NO, it is not required. Donors can lead a normal life during the donation process.

Can being a donor put my future fertility at risk?

NO. The sperm donation process has no negative effect on the donor’s future reproductive capacity.

When can donors stop being donors?

Donation is a voluntary process and as a consequence donors can change their mind and stop donating at any moment. We only request sensibility and responsibility when taking this decision. On the other hand, the clinic will stop using a donor’s sperm when:
  • The maximum number of pregnancies that the Spanish Law on Assisted Reproduction allows is achieved. This law establishes that the maximum number of pregnancies achieved from the sperm of a donor is six, including his own children.
  • The results of the tests are unsatisfactory.
  • When the sperm quality drops and does not meet the required standards.

What do I need to do to become a sperm donor?

Below you will find all the necessary information to know how to donate sperm step by step. If you need any further information do not hesitate to contact us.
These are the steps to follow to donate sperm at Girexx, your specialised clinic on Assisted Reproduction in Girona.
Make an appointment to receive detailed information about the process by filling in the contact form, calling 9720226004 or sending an email at girexxenglish@girexx.com.
We will contact you to clear any doubts and to confirm date and time for the first appointment.
During your first appointment, we will inform you about different aspects related to sperm donation (economic compensation, anonymity, legal aspects …) and we will schedule a second appointment for a few days later to obtain a semen sample that will be assessed in our laboratory.
If the semen sample’s quality is satisfactory, in other words, if its quality is optimal, the next step is to perform a blood test together with a psychological examination. If the results are in order, you will be able to become a donor.
We will schedule a weekly visit to the clinic to obtain a semen sample for a period which varies from 4 to 6 months.
After 6 months, we will perform new tests and we will make the second payment of the economic compensation corresponding to each sample.