Commercialization of human gametes is now legally prohibited in Canada under the Assisted Human Reproduction Act , making semen donation in Canada altruistic and anonymous by law. Donors must be altruistically motivated to donate gametes without receiving monetary rewards. Globally speaking, Canada is neither the first nor the only country in the world that has legislation to support altruistic gamete donation. Other countries have advocated similar systems either through legislative changes or implementation of best practice models.
Sperm donation is a generous gift that could make an incredible difference to people who, without the help of donors, may not be able to conceive. We realise how important our sperm donors are, and appreciate the gift they are giving to others. The donation process is not time-consuming and is very discreet. Our environment is comfortable and our friendly team are experienced in managing sperm donation programmes. Our sperm donors make around 10 donations on separate visits over an agreed length of time usually between months.
Stringent donor-screening criteria and legislation prohibiting payment for donor gametes have contributed to the radical decline of donor insemination DI using sperm provided by Canadian men. Thus, many individuals rely on imported sperm. This paper examines the feasibility of an altruistic sperm donation ASD program to meet the needs of Canadians.
European Sperm Bank donors are regular, healthy young men between the ages of 18 and 40 who are lucky enough to have good genes. As a sperm bank, we're focused on finding the right sperm donors and offering a wide selection that represents the diversity in our society. Our sperm donors are handpicked from all walks of life.