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The World Health Organisation predicts that infertility will be the third most serious health condition in the 21st Century
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To be a donor for Genea Sperm Bank, you must be aged 21 to 45 years, produce good quality semen, not smoke or take recreational drugs and have no evidence of any hereditary illness or sexually transmissible disease. You must be willing to be identified and potentially contacted once any offspring turn 18. There are other criteria relating to being a sperm donor and not every donor will be suitable for the Genea Sperm Bank. There are circumstances where it may not be appropriate for Genea to accept a donor for use.
We need donors of all nationalities, hair colour and eye colour as many parents to be will be seeking particular physical and racial characteristics.
Women and couples seeking to use a sperm donor through Genea Sperm Bank will be able to access non-identifying information about our donors to help them make their choice.
Our donors are described by basic physical characteristics, social traits and medical history.
The non-identifying information available includes:
Legislation varies between states in Australia. Genea has clinics in NSW, the ACT and WA. Under New South Wales legislation, a donor is able to create up to five families (this includes the donor’s own family, in NSW).
In Western Australia, the limit is five families, including external to Western Australia.
While the ACT has no legislative limit on donor families, Genea has implemented a 10 family per donor limit. Each family may conceive more than one child with your donated sample.
The most important person in this situation is the child conceived through donor sperm. Under national guidelines, a child conceived using donated semen is legally deemed to be the child of the recipient woman or couple. The recipient(s) have full custodial and parental rights to the child. The donor has no legal rights or responsibilities regarding the child. The woman giving birth is regarded as the mother of any child born.
In New South Wales, laws that relate to Donor Insemination are part of The Status of Children Act, 1996 and the Assisted Reproductive Technology Act 2007. In Western Australia, laws which relate to donor insemination are part of the Human Reproductive Technology Act 1991 and their Directions.
As we’ve said previously, the welfare of people born as a result of Assisted Reproductive Treatment is paramount. What this means for you is that any children conceived from your donations are entitled to know who their genetic parents are, should they want to access this information. So to be a donor in Australia you must consent to your identifying information (name, date of birth, address) being held by Genea and the New South Wales Central Register.
The donor-conceived person can request access to your identity once he/she has reached the age of 18.