Donor

Choosing to use a donor could be a life-changing decision and the No.1 fertility donor team is here to guide and support you through the process. You are our No.1 priority!

We encourage you to spend some time researching what is involved with becoming a recipient of donated gametes before proceeding. It is a significant decision that has potential consequences for yourself and any children you may conceive as a result.

Donor Eggs

To be eligible, an egg donor should:

  • Be aged between 25-40 years
  • Have completed their own family, with no children under the age of 12 months
  • Be in good mental and physical health
  • Not have a family history of serious genetic abnormalities
Donor Sperm

To be eligible, a sperm donor should:

  • Be aged between 25-45 years
  • Have completed their own family, with no children under the age of 12 months
  • Be in good mental and physical health
  • Not have a family history of serious genetic abnormalities
Known Egg Donor and Recipient Process

Known Sperm Donor and Recipient Process

Clinic-recruited Egg Donor Process

Clinic-recruited Sperm Donor Process

FAQs Donor Info (clinic-recruited)

What is involved in becoming an egg donor at No.1 Fertility?

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What is involved in becoming a sperm donor at No.1 Fertility?

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What is involved in becoming an embryo donor at No.1 Fertility?

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Can donors remain anonymous?

If you choose to participate as a clinic-recruited egg/sperm/embryo donor at No.1 Fertility, only non-identifying information will be shared with the recipient/s at the time of treatment. If a child is born from your donation, the identifying information about yourself, the recipient/s and the child are registered on the Central Register maintained by the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA). Your counsellor will also discuss this with you in more detail and answer any questions you may have.

Further information about the Victorian legislation and rights and responsibilities for donors and recipient/s can be found on the VARTA website.

Why is there a need for donors?

Many individuals and couples need the help of an egg/sperm/embryo donor to conceive. Recipient/s of donor gametes may include heterosexual couples, same sex couples and individual patients, from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Some recipient/s are able to find a known donor, such as a family member, friend or acquaintance. Unfortunately, it is not always the case that recipient/s have someone known to them who is available to donate and in this situation No.1 Fertility may assist them in finding this special person.

How many people can I donate to?

As a sperm/egg/embryo donor, you are able to donate to a maximum of 10 families as per the Victoria legislation. This limit also includes your own family.

Will it cost me anything to donate?

You will not be out-of-pocket for proceeding as a clinic-recruited sperm donor. There is no cost for any medical appointments, pathology tests and counselling sessions that are required to become a egg/sperm/embryo donor at No.1 Fertility. Donors will be reimbursed by No.1 Fertility for any reasonable expenses or costs incurred throughout the process of donation.

Can I be paid to be a donor?

Under the Victorian legislation it is illegal to pay a sperm/egg/embryo donor. However, No.1 Fertility is able to reimburse donors for some expenses incurred as a result of participating in the No.1 Fertility donor program. Your counsellor can provide you with more specific information regarding this.

Can I choose who I donate to?

As a clinic-recruited egg/sperm/embryo donor, you would not be able to select the recipient/s of your donated gametes or embryos.

FAQs Recip Info

What is involved in proceeding with treatment with a sperm donor?

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What is involved in proceeding with treatment with an egg donor?

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What is involved in proceeding with treatment with embryo donors?

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