You are eligible for sperm donation!

If you are interested in donating sperm please watch this video. This video explains the process of sperm donation

Contact a centre

Sperm donation is carried out at one of four centres across Scotland –  Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen.

If you would like to proceed please contact your closest centre with your name, phone number and preferred method of contact.

These contact details are provided to supply information to those interested in becoming a donor. Please do not send or provide any medical information in your enquiry. If medical information is received, this will be deleted from our inbox completely and not retained. Emails with attachments will be deleted without being read.

Sperm Donation FAQs

Where can I become an NHS sperm donor within Scotland?

Sperm donors can donate for the NHS in Aberdeen, Dundee,  Edinburgh, and Glasgow.


Who is suitable to become a sperm donor?

We are looking for donors from all nationalities, religions, ethnicities and cultures. You must

  • Be aged between 18 and 45 years
  • Have a normal sperm count
  • Be a non-smoker.
  • Be able to give a personal and family history, including grandparents, and there should be no significant illnesses or inherited diseases
  • Screen negative for certain infections or genetic disorders
  • You need to be able to commit to weekly donations over 2-3 months


How many children can be born from my sperm donation?

The number of children in each family will vary due to the possibility of multiple births (e.g. twins) or siblings. Donated sperm can be used to create up to ten families from each donor however, you can state a smaller number of families that can be created as a result of your donation if you wish.


Will I be the legal parent of a child born as a result of my donation?

No. Sperm donors in the UK who have donated through an HFEA registered clinic have no legal obligation to any child born as a result of their donation.

Will I be anonymous to sperm donor recipients and any resulting offspring?

No. Recipients of donor sperm and a donor-conceived person (from the age of 16 years) can find out non-identifying information about their donor. For more information please go to our Information sheet for Prospective Donors.

At 18 years old (or 16 if intending to marry), a donor-conceived person can obtain their donor’s identifying information.


What testing and screening will be performed?

You will be asked to complete a medical screening questionnaire and blood tests and urine tests will be performed. For more information please go to our Information sheet for Prospective Donors.


Where can I get more information about the sperm donation process?

Please read our information sheet if you are interested in sperm donation. You may also find useful information on the HFEA website.


Will I get paid for becoming a sperm donor?

No. Sperm donation is altruistic to help people fulfil their wish to have a family and to support the NHS. Similar to other types of altruistic donation, there is no payment within NHS Scotland for sperm donation.