Sperm Donation - Complete Guide to Sperm Donation

Sperm donation is an amazing way to help give the gift of life to single women, lesbians and heterosexual couples who are struggling to start a family. A sperm donor can donate through a sperm bank or by home insemination and can choose to remain anonymous or be known to the child and involved in their life. Co-parentmatch.com is an introductory service for those who are searching for sperm donors and men who are looking to become a donor.

Sperm donation could be a wonderful opportunity for you and give a level of happiness you never thought you could achieve. Sperm donors can either donate anonymously and not be known to their children or they can be ‘known donors’ and therefore known by their children. Some known donors choose to be kept updated on their child’s progress by methods such as letter, email, FACEBOOK. Other known donors may be involved in their child’s life with occasional visits. Donors who wish to more involved in their child’s life can enter co-parenting arrangements with the birth mother.

At Co-ParentMatch.com you can communicate with other like minded people from all over the world including USA, Canada, UK and Australia.

If you are looking for a sperm donor or willing to donate join for free today! We have thousands of profiles to choose from. Our specialist search tools enable you to view member profiles in your area and you can search by other factors including race and religion. Our sperm donor list is updated every minute of the day and the customized search helps you to find the perfect match.

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About Sperm

The average male produces 20 million sperm per millilitre. Anything over 15 million is considered to be normal. If you produce less than this you are considered to be suffering from male infertility.

It’s not just the amount of sperm you produce that is important in achieving a pregnancy but also the motility and morphology of your sperm.

  • If more than 60% of your sperm are motile you are considered to have a healthy level of sperm motility.
  • If 4% or more of your sperm are observed as having normal morphology you are considered to have a good level of sperm morphology.
  • In fertility clinics a level of less than 2 ml in volume is considered to indicate a male infertility issue.
  • A PH level of 7.2-7.8 is considered to be normal – anything outside of this range can cause damage to the sperm.
  • The amount of time sperm takes to form into a thin liquid after ejaculation is known as liquefaction. Anything up to 60 minutes for sperm to turn into thin liquid is considered normal.
  • Motility refers to how many million sperm in one ejaculate are highly motile. A fertility will often only perform artificial insemination with sperm that contains 20 million motile sperm. This can be used across 8 straws/vials if you have techniques such as IUI or IVF with donor sperm.

 

A simple semen analysis which involves ejaculating into a sterile pot will clarify the following area of health of your sperm:

  • Appearance
  • Volume
  • PH
  • Liquefaction
  • Total Motility:

-Rapid/moderate
-Slow Progression
-Non Progressive
-Immotile

  • Concentration
  • Total Sperm Count
  • Morphology
  • Leucocytes


There has been a sharp drop in sperm count in normal men in the last 50 years. 

Carlsen E, Giwercman A, Keiding N, Skakkebæk NE. Evidence for decreasing quality of semen during past 50 years. Br Med J 305:609-613 (1992).

 

A healthy balanced lifestyle is important in order to maintain a good sperm count:

  • Quit smoking as it has been proven to reduce your sperm count, sperm motility and the amount of time your sperm stays alive.
  • Reduce your alcohol intake as drinking excess amounts lowers the production of sperm and also reduces the level of male hormone testosterone in your body.

Sperm and Pregnancy

A male with a good quality sperm count of 40 million will have an 18% success rate of getting a woman pregnant. Compare this with a male whose sperm count volume is 10 million there is only an 11% success rate for pregnancy.
 

A Quick Guide to Becoming a Sperm Donor

Sperm donation is an amazing way to give the gift of life to someone who may be struggling to have a baby by traditional methods. Becoming a sperm donor can help give someone the family they have always dreamed of.

A sperm donor can donate through a sperm bank or by home insemination and will be the biological father of any child born as result of his sperm donation Co-parentmatch.com is an introductory service for those who are looking for sperm donors and men who are willing to offer sperm donation.

Sperm donation could be an amazing opportunity for you and give a level of happiness you never thought you could achieve

At Co-ParentMatch.com you can communicate with other like minded people from all over the world including USA, Canada, UK and Australia.

If you are looking for a sperm donor join for free today! We have thousands of sperm donor profiles to choose from. Our specialist sperm donor search tools let you view sperm donor in your area and you can search by other factors including race and religion. Our sperm donor list is updated every minute of the day so the sperm donor search helps you to find the perfect sperm donor.

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5 Top Tips for Becoming a Sperm Donor:

  1. Visit your doctor to be referred for health & fertility tests.
  2. Consider who you would like to help - singles, couples, lesbian, straight women.
  3. Ask yourself if you would like to be known to the child or involved in their life.
  4. Decide how you would like to donate - home insemination or sperm bank.
  5. Complete a Custom Search on Co-ParentMatch.com so we can match you with the perfect recipient

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What exactly is Sperm Donation?

Sperm donation is when a man ejaculates sperm with the premise of providing that sample to a single woman or couple to become pregnant by home insemination, natural insemination or by artificial insemination.

Sperm donation samples can be provided by a known donor or anonymous donor. These samples are used in IVF and IUI treatments that help to achieve pregnancy.

Sperm donors are often used by single women and lesbians but there are other reasons why people will choose to find a sperm donor:

-Poor sperm count (motility)

-Erectile dysfunction

-Azoospermia

Sperm Donor Screening

Whether you are donating through a sperm bank or by home insemination a sperm donor must always be tested for health and fertility reasons: The sperm donor screening process includes tests for: Infectious diseases including:

-Genetic diseases

-Blood type

-Rhesus factor

Known Sperm Donors

What is a known sperm donor?

A known sperm donor is someone who will donate sperm to a female via a private arrangement either by home insemination or through a fertility clinic. A known donor could be a friend or a member of an introductory agency such as Co-ParentMatch.com

A known donor will be known to both the recipient and the child if that is something that is agreed between all parties. This type of arrangement is used when the donor wants to be known to the child or be part of the child’s life to whatever extended is agreed i.e. updates by email, occasional visits or perhaps a co-parenting role.

We highly recommend you read our guidance on the legalities of a known sperm donor as depending how a child is conceived there is strong likelihood that a known donor will have parental rights and responsibilities.
 

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Anonymous Sperm Donor Facts

What is an anonymous sperm donor?

An anonymous donor is someone who donates his sperm to a female recipient and wishes to undisclose his identity. Traditionally sperm donors donating through a sperm bank would remain anonymous until any child born as a result of their donation reaches 18 years of age.

It is possible to donate anonymously to women outside of sperm banks. Some men choose not to give their identity to women they are donating to by mutual consent with the woman. This is not entirely lawful as if your recipient achieves a pregnancy you will have parental rights and responsibilities in the eyes of the law.

There are also risks that come along with this method as donating anonymously means that a woman cannot confirm that the donor is disease free as they do not know his true identity and cannot check medical test results.
There may also be issues later in life with any genetic conditions donor children develop and there is no way of then getting in touch with the donor.
 

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Find a Sperm Donor NOW!

A Quick Guide to Finding a Sperm Donor

If you are looking for a sperm donor to achieve your dream of parenthood then register with Co-ParentMatch.com now and start your search today.

Search our profiles for free now. We have thousands of sperm donors all over the world. Co-ParentMatch.com was the first site of its kind created in 2007 to help anyone who wants to find a sperm donor or is looking for sperm donation or a co-parent to have a child.

We are an introduction service to connect men, women and couples who would like to have a baby but simply haven't found the right person yet. Our matching service for sperm donors and co-parents lets you view member information that match what you are looking for. Our sperm donor list is updated every hour so your sperm donor or co-parent could be waiting for you right now.

Co-Parentmatch.com provides an introductory service to anyone who wants a child but maybe has not found the right person by traditional methods.

5 Top Tips for Finding a Sperm Donor

  1. Decide if you want an anonymous donor or a known donor
  2. Consider if you want your donor to be involved in your childs upbringing
  3. Decide how you would like to become pregnant - clinic or home insemination
  4. Check your legal facts - could your donor have parental rights & responsibilities?
  5. Complete a Custom Search on Co-ParentMatch.com so we can match you with the perfect donor

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How to choose your sperm donor

When it’s time to pick a sperm donor lots of people consider:

-Looks
-Physicality
-Religion
-Ethnicity
-Education level
-Career
-Wealth  

Choosing a sperm donor is such an exciting step. You are about to decide on who will provide half of the genetic makeup of your child. With Co-ParentMatch.com you do not need to choose an anonymous sperm donor off a list, someone who you know nothing about and will never meet. Instead you can search by a range of criteria from looks as you get to view adult photos and personality as you will meet your donor face to face. You can also search by religion, ethnicity and donor role as we provide a free matching service for whatever type of male you are looking for.

Further Reading on Choosing a Sperm Donor

 

 

 

 

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Anonymous sperm donors

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