Sperm donation and the law - for patients
Becoming a sperm donor is one of the most generous things you could do – it can offer some women and couples their only chance to have a family.
There are a number of routes to donating your sperm. You can donate:
- to someone you know or someone you don’t know,
- at a fertility clinic or through a private arrangement.
Each route has different legal implications which you should think carefully about.
Becoming a donor is a wonderful thing, whichever way you decide to do it. But it is important to be aware of the legal implications – for the benefit of everyone involved.
Review date: 22 May 2019