Posted: 01 Jan 2015
Author: London Sperm Bank

Let altruism be your gift to others in 2015

As long as acts of kindness don’t become obligatory or overwhelming, they can enrich the giver and the whole community.

Altruism—including kindness, generosity, and compassion—are keys to the social connections that are so important to our happiness. Research finds that acts of kindness—especially spontaneous, out-of-the-ordinary ones—can boost happiness in the person doing the good deed.

Reasons why acts of kindness make people happier:

• Being kind promotes a sense of connection and community with others, which is one of the strongest factors in increasing happiness
• Being generous helps us appreciate and feel grateful for our good fortune
• Being generous boosts our self-image; it helps us feel useful and gives us a way to use our strengths and talents in a meaningful way
• Being kind can start a chain reaction of positivity; being kind to others may lead them to be grateful and generous to others, who in turn are grateful and kind to others

Deciding to become a donor, demonstrates extraordinary altruism as very few people choose to do so.  According to the HFEA, 500 sperm donors are needed to meet current UK demands, which is less than 0.001% of the current UK population.

We are convinced that there are more altruistic men in the UK and our job this year is to reach out to more of you.

If you are a man aged 18-41 and in good health, lets’ talk.

Happy New Year