Could you be the one to make a dream come true?

The New Zealand shortage of sperm and egg donors means there are many individuals and couples currently waiting to find a donor before they can start their family. 

If you are interested in donating, please click on the links below for more information or contact us on fertlab@adhb.govt.nz or 09 630 9842 if you have any questions.

Becoming a donor

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    Becoming an egg donor is not something that should be taken lightly, but it can be an incredibly rewarding experience to help people who would not otherwise be able to have a family.  Our egg donors have brought joy and happiness to many, and those many have never forgotten the kindness and generosity of their donor.  Unfortunately there is always a waiting list for egg donors and many people are unable to have a family because they cannot find a donor so any expression of interest in donating is greatly appreciated.

     

    Who can be an egg donor?

    We are looking for egg donors who are:

    • Between the ages of 20-35
    • In good health
    • Altruistic and want to help
    • Able to attend appointments at the Greenlane Clinical Centre in Auckland

     

    What is involved?

    • Blood tests and a genetic screening test
    • A doctor consultation
    • Counselling session(s)
    • If you have a partner they must also attend the counselling session and have one blood test
    • Filling out consent forms and information sheets
    • Having hormone injections to stimulate egg growth and blood tests to check hormone levels
    • An egg retrieval procedure

     

    Do I get paid to be an egg donor?

    • It is not legal in New Zealand to provide financial payment to egg donors, however you can be reimbursed $1500 worth of vouchers to compensate for your time and travel.  This is given after the egg collection.

     

    Can I be an anonymous donor?

    • You have no legal or financial responsibility towards children born as a result of your donation. However, donors must be willing to be identified to donor-conceived children, as they can legally request your information after they turn 18 years of age.

     

    How do I begin?

    If you wish to pursue becoming an egg donor, the first step is to chat with the egg donor coordinator at the clinic so that they can discuss what is involved and then arrange some blood tests for you.  You can get in contact by emailing fertlab@adhb.govt.nz.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    The Fertility PLUS team

     

     

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    Thank you for considering sperm donation. Although not a decision to be taken lightly, it can be a truly rewarding experience to help those who would otherwise be unable to start a family. Our generous sperm donors have previously helped countless recipients, including couples with male factor infertility, single women, and female same-sex couples, to fulfill their dream of having children. The demand for donor sperm always outweighs the supply, so your donation would go a long way towards providing hope to people who are waiting for the incredible gift of donor sperm. There are a number of steps involved in becoming a donor, and we aim to work with you throughout these steps to make the process as smooth and convenient for you as possible.

     

    Who can be a sperm donor?

    We are looking for sperm donors who are:

    • Between the ages of 20 and 45 years
    • In good health
    • Altruistic and want to help others
    • Preferably living in the Auckland region, as you will be required to make several trips to our clinic in Epsom
    • You will also need to have acceptable sperm quality (we will test this for you along the way)

     

    What is involved?

    • Semen analysis
    • Blood tests and a genetic screening test
    • Doctor consultation
    • Counselling session(s)
    • Completing consent forms
    • Banking multiple sperm samples

     

    Do I get paid to be a sperm donor?

    It is not legal in NZ to provide financial payment to donors. However, we are able to offer clinic donors (those donating to unknown recipients) compensation in the form of $75 petrol vouchers per sample banked to cover any expenses. This will be paid in full at the completion of the donor process. We are unable to offer compensation to personal donors (those donating to a recipient that they already know).

     

    Can I be an anonymous donor?

    You have no legal or financial responsibility towards children born as a result of your donation. However, donors must be willing to be identified to donor-conceived children, as they can legally request your information after they turn 18 years of age.

     

    How do I begin?

    If you wish to pursue becoming a sperm donor, the first step is to meet with the donor coordinator at the clinic so that they can discuss with you what is involved. You will also be asked to produce a sperm sample for analysis, and we will assess how well the sperm tolerates freezing and thawing. If you would like to book this appointment, or if you would like any further information, please contact the donor coordinator by email at fertlab@adhb.govt.nz or phone (09) 630 9842.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    The Fertility PLUS team