The London Women's Clinic have partnered with the London Sperm Bank (LSB), Britain’s largest provider of donor sperm, with around 25,000 vials in storage at any given time. Since its opening in 2010, more than 500 men have donated sperm for fertility treatments, which have led to the creation of hundreds of families.
Women having treatment with donor sperm at the London Women’s Clinic have all benefited from excellent service and high quality sperm from the London Sperm Bank. The London Sperm Bank understands the importance of choosing a donor who is right for each individual patient. That’s why specialist donor recruiters aim to provide a wide range of donors from a variety of different backgrounds.
Aside from the mandatory HFEA requirements, all donors undergo additional medical screening tests and the donor recruitment team is trained to find out about donor personalities, interests, hobbies and those qualities which make them human. In addition to this, donor sperm must be of good quality and able to survive freezing. All LSB sperm samples meet, and often exceed, the World Health Organisation accepted standards for sperm donors.
Needing to use donor sperm isn’t an easy decision to come to terms with and for some patients, it can be very difficult to accept. But once that decision is reached, having treatment at the London Women's Clinic means that through our partnership with the London Sperm Bank, you will have access to a large number of UK recruited sperm donors and can have treatment immediately without worrying about waiting lists.
To find out more about your treatment options at the London Women's Clinic using donor sperm from the London Sperm Bank, please complete our enquiry form.
Some patients consider sperm donation from a friend or family member. This type of 'known donation' can be quite reassuring for the patient, who is secure in the knowledge of the donor's identity. Your known sperm donor will need to have a semen analysis to determine the quality of his sperm. He will also need to have a test freeze and, if this is successful, the sample will be screened for common sexually transmitted diseases. If the sample is suitable for freezing and treatment, your known sperm donor will need to complete a number of further blood tests.
'Intrafamilial' donation can raise ethical difficulties and counselling is always essential.