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We are the UK’s leading provider of donor sperm.
We are Inclusive
We are proud to help people wanting to have a family, whatever their circumstances. We are the donor bank of choice for women and couples of all backgrounds and situations.
We Provide Choice
We offer a wide range of donor sperm from a range of people, so you will be able to choose the right sperm to create your family.
We have around 10,000 vials in storage at any given time, and provide sperm for thousands of treatment cycles per year. Our wide range of donors can be used at any HFEA-licensed clinic in the UK, and we ensure that patients no longer have to source donor sperm from overseas.
Quality and Ethics are Paramount
We pride ourselves on our quality, safety and ethical approach. Each donated sample goes through rigorous testing so only the highest quality sperm is available to you. Our donors are highly altruistic: their primary motivation is to give others the chance to have a family of their own. Our donors only produce a limited number of children (no more than ten families in the UK).
We Treat you with Care
Starting a family is an important and emotional time. When you come to us, you’ll be treated with sensitivity and will receive the very best care from our experienced staff.
Who we are
The London Sperm Bank (founded in 1976) joined forces with the London Women's Clinic in 2010. Our dedicated team has many years' experience working with infertility. because we work alongside an operating fertility clinic, we understand patients' needs and the clinical applications of donor sperm.
We are fully licensed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, ISO 9001:2008 certified, and compliant with the EU Tissue & Cell Directives. You can be sure we bring the highest standards of quality care from our local and contemporary environment.
Safe Selection and Screening
We select our donors carefully, after extensive quality screening and personality interviews. Donors must fulfil all of the following requirements to become part of our program:
- Have high sperm quality (count, motility and morphology)
- Aged between 18 and 41 years
- In good general health
- No personal or family history of inherited disorders
- Free of all sexually transmitted diseases
- Altruistically motivated, and willing to have their identity released to future offspring