Receiving Donor Sperm


Midland Fertility can source donor sperm from either regular altruistic donors or occasionally from other clinics in the UK or even from abroad. Alternatively, a woman or couple may use a ‘known sperm donor’, ie a friend or relative, who agrees to provide sperm for use in their treatment only.

Donor sperm may be used in IUIIVF or ICSI treatment:

Who may benefit from using donor sperm?

  • single women
  • women in a same sex relationship
  • couples where the man has no sperm (azoospermia)
  • couples where the man’s sperm is of very poor quality or insufficient quantity
  • couples where the man is at risk of passing on a serious hereditary condition

Who are the sperm donors?

Sperm donors:

  • are aged 18-41
  • are of good health
  • have no personal or family history of inherited illness or abnormalities (such as epilepsy or haemophilia)
  • free of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C

Approved sperm donors receive £35 per donation, up to £750.

Matching donors and recipients

Donors and recipients are usually matched against the following:

  • ethnicity
  • eye colour
  • hair colour
  • CMV status

Identity of sperm donors

Both the sperm donor and recipient remain anonymous to each other, although the recipient may receive some non-identifying information about the donor, such as a description of his physical characteristics and personal interests.

Go to more information on donor identity and the law


Cost of known sperm donor screening fee at Midland Fertility (payable by recipient): £1,350.00

Cost of 1 vial of donor sperm for use in IUI/IVF/ICSI cycle at Midland Fertility: £500.00

Cost of bulk purchase of sperm at Midland Fertility (payable by recipient):

– donor pregnancy allocation slot: £1,100.00

– per vial of sperm (minimum purchase of 4 vials:  £450.00

Go to the Midland Fertility Cost Calculator©

More information

Go to the Midland Fertility Patient Treatment Information page and download the following infosheets:

  • Fertility Treatment Using Donor Sperm
  • IUI: Intra Uterine Insemination
  • IVF: In Vitro Fertilisation
  • ICSI: Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection

In addition:

LU: 14/11/14 LJB