Donor Sperm

Donor sperm offers the possibility of childbearing to women whose partner has no sperm, those women who do not have a partner and those women in same sex relationships. Demeter Fertility has developed a comprehensive donor sperm program with the largest selection of donor sperm banks in Australia.


Demeter Fertility has been using donor sperm for many decades to help couples falling pregnant. By using IVF techniques, eggs are obtained from the woman, fertilised by sperm from the donor, and the resulting embryos are placed into the woman’s uterus. 

There are a two main ways of obtaining donated sperm in Australia:

1. Known Donor - the recipient may know the sperm donor. He may be a close relative or friend who is willing to donate sperm.

2. Un-known Donor - Demeter Fertility has relationships with a number of sperm banks offering a broad range of options for potential recipients. 

Regardless of the origin of the donated the sperm there comprehensive medical assessments, counselling of all parties, stringent quarantines procedures and detailed screening which take place prior to the commencement of the IVF process.

All donors are subject to an extensive screening process. In addition to providing detailed family medical and personal history information, donors undergo semen analysis, a physical examination, extensive blood and urine testing, and genetic screening.

At Demeter Fertility, there is no waiting time for the use of donor sperm. And you can choose your donor to meet the characteristics you want! Through our unique supply agreements, Demeter Fertility is able to source donor sperm in less than two weeks for our patients. Over the past decade, mainly due to Australian legislative changes, donor sperm has become difficult to access, with many patients needing to find their own donors. With our comprehensive donor sperm service Demeter Fertility aims to make this process easier.

Make an appointment with a fertility specialist at Demeter Fertility on 1300 899 850 to find out more about our donor program.

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