Donor sperm

Fertility treatment using Sperm donation

The Lister Fertility Clinic helps couples and individuals become parents using donor sperm

The Lister Fertility Clinic has offered a successful donor sperm treatment program for many years. Whether requiring donor sperm due to significant male factor fertility problems, as a single women or as part of a same-sex relationship we will guide you through the process from choosing the appropriate treatment modality to how to source the donor sperm.

Which sperm bank do we work with?

We work directly with the European Sperm Bank. With this bank, we can be confident that the highest possible standards are met with donors carefully selected and screened according to the rules laid out by the British Andrology Society, the British Fertility Society and the HFEA.

The European Sperm Bank offers significant information, both in terms of physical characteristics and personal detail, to help make your choice.

Once you have chosen

Once you have selected a donor, the sperm will be with us within a week ready for treatment to commence.

All using donor sperm are required to have a counselling session to discuss the implications of using donor sperm and in particular the anonymity regulations. Since April 2005, identifying information about donors is held on the HFEA Register and may be given to any child born from a donation, if requested, once they are 18 years old.

On occasion, you may choose to use a "known donor", who could be a friend or family member, who will then be required to visit us for a consultation and then undergo similar counselling and screening to an anonymous donor.

Download our guide to sourcing donor sperm for treatment at the Lister Fertility Clinic

Our fertility consultants

We're proud to work with leading fertility experts across a range of medical fields, including gynaecology and urology. 

Our team of consultants is supported by embryologists, sonographers and counsellors, as well as experienced fertility trained nurse practitioners.

Contact us about having fertility treatment

Our helpline advisors can assist with enquiries and help book an appointment with a fertility specialist. Alternatively you can submit a request for an appointment at one of our fertility clinics.


Request an appointment at Lister Fertility Clinic, Chelsea

Request an appointment at Lister Fertility Clinic, The Portland Hospital

Enquiries & Appointments

020 7881 2000
This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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