THERE ARE FIVE STEPS TO THE SPERM DONATION PROGRAM
Your participation in this program is strictly confidential, and you may opt to leave the program at any point. However, all material frozen at VCSA, remains the property of VCSA.
1. ONLINE APPLICATION
Your first step as an sperm donor at VCSA is to fill out our online application. All applications are done through this online portal and once submitted; it shows us if you would be a good candidate for donation.
2. SEMEN EVALUATION AND CONSULTATION
Once we have assessed you as a potential donor you will be invited for a free semen evaluation, test freeze and consultation, where we will explain the process in detail. Consultations are held on weekdays from 07:00-12:00 in our clinic and takes approximately one hour.
If your semen analysis fulfils all the required parameters, you will be admitted into the VCSA sperm donor program as a potential VCSA donor and will be contacted by VCSA to schedule further appointments.
3. BLOOD TESTS AND URINE ANALYSIS
Once selected as a potential VCSA donor, you will undergo a blood test to screen for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), hepatitis B & C, karyotyping as well as your blood group.
Routine drug screening will also be performed on all sperm donor applicants.
4. RESULTS DISCUSSION
Once all the tests are concluded you will be contacted by VCSA to schedule an appointment with one of our physicians for a medical workup. During this consultation, all your results will be discussed.
5. COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM
Donors will be required to produce a semen sample twice a week. Depending on the volume of your ejaculate, a minimum of 10 sample will be required.
Updated blood tests are required every 6 weeks.
You will have to undergo a final blood test, 4 weeks after your last sample was produced.
SOUTH AFRICAN REGULATIONS
The law in South Africa allows financial compensation for reasonable expenses incurred by the donor, i.e. regular consultations, blood tests and travel expenses to Vitalab.
According to South African law, a sperm donor may have no more than twelve live born children from their donated gametes. Therefore, as a donor you can donate more than once.