What happens at the first appointment?
On the day of your appointment, you will be asked to produce a semen specimen by masturbation into a container, which we will provide, using one of our private rooms. There are some pornographic magazines available in the rooms but we do not have any pornographic DVDs or internet access. You may bring your own material with you to the appointment if you wish.
Please abstain from intercourse or masturbation for between 2 and 7 days (3-4 days is best), prior to this appointment. This sample will be frozen and then thawed to see if it would be suitable for use in artificial insemination treatment.
Potential donors must be aware that after examination, a proportion of semen samples will fail to fulfil all the required criteria, but in the majority of cases this has no bearing on your potential fertility.
Blood and urine samples are also taken for preliminary screening tests.
Following these tests (the blood results can take up to 6 weeks) a doctor will look at your results and you will be sent either a counselling or a doctor’s appointment.
These results will determine if you meet our eligibility criteria to donate your sperm. These results will only be available at your doctor’s clinic appointment.