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User currently offlineSean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 40
Posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

Sperm bank clinics are facing a "crisis" over a shortage of donors, an investigation found yesterday.

Almost 70% of UK clinics said they were getting no sperm or were having great difficulties sourcing it.

Any takers givers?


Full story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5341982.stm


Flying is the second greatest thrill known to man... Landing is the first!
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User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

IAH777 and I have organized a relief flight, just for the two of us, tomorrow morning. We should have the banks operating at capacity by week's end.

BAB



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineSean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 40
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 1):

WOW! You put this guy to shame...

Mark Jackson made a series of 150-mile trips to donate sperm in Manchester last year, and was not troubled by the removal of anonymity.

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 1):
by week's end

You will have!



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User currently offlineRammstein From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

I guess that if only 20% of a.netters would take a visit the UK banks, the banks would have enough semen for the next 20 years Big grin

User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

From this site?

I think you'd get more takers!  Wink



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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3771 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

Will I get paid?

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineMika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

Quoting Doona (Reply 5):
Will I get paid?

Do you have to get paid?  Silly


User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3771 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

Quoting Mika (Reply 6):
Do you have to get paid?

It would be nice.



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineSean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 40
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1671 times:

Quoting Doona (Reply 5):
Will I get paid?

You might get a cup of tea and a biscuit, like when you give blood. Talking of giving blood, I wonder if you give sperm lying down or standing up???  Confused



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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3771 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

Quoting Sean377 (Reply 8):

You might get a cup of tea and a biscuit, like when you give blood. Talking of giving blood, I wonder if you give sperm lying down or standing up???

I doubt that anyone would know if you lie down or stand up while you're... um... "donating"...  silly 



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

Or, they could just not worry about it and encourage infertile couples to open their hearts and homes to children who need adoption.

(No offense to any of you who have gone through fertility treatments. It's just that I feel there are too many unwanted kids out there.)


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1642 times:

Quoting Sean377 (Reply 8):
I wonder if you give sperm lying down or standing up

Filling the container matters. Smile
Can the Donor have any contact with his child in future Or are the records confidential.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineRammstein From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

Quoting Doona (Reply 5):
Will I get paid?

Yes, around £50 for each donation.

Quoting this site:

Quote:

When you have been chosen to donate, arrangements will be made for blood, urine and sperm tests to be taken at your convenience. Blood and urine tests will be repeated every three months for active donors. Sperm tests will only be required every six months for active donors or at intervals determined by us and without prior consent. These tests will be undertaken by a reputable Medical testing Centre who will forward the results to us for checking. By undertaking the tests you are consenting to this process. These tests will include:
BLOOD & URINE TESTS

* Chlamydia Trachomatis
* Syphilis
* Treponemal Pallidum
* Gonorrhoea
* HIV1 & 2 Antibodies + P24
* Hepatitis B
* Hepatitis C

SPERM TESTS

* Sperm count
* Motility
* Abnormal Forms
* Viscosity
* Liquefaction

You will be required to confirm on each occasion in writing that you have not since your last medical engaged in any activity that would possibly give rise to a transmissible disease through your sperm and that you have abstained from intercourse, masturbation, alcohol and narcotics use for a minimum of 72 hours before the donation.

Each donor can only be used up to a maximum of three times a week with £50 expenses paid on each donation.


User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

If I was ever to donate, I'd love to get a helping hand from a cute nurse! Muhaha!  Wink

If I was able to make a small fortune from donating sperm I think I would give my day job up! Big grin

Cheers,
Justin  Wink


User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

The problem here in the UK is you don't get paid - only your expenses like petrol or bus fare.

The other thing is that since a change in the law kids can now contact the doner. So BAB, if you do decide to become a doner you could literally have hundreds of little BAB's knocking on your door in 20 years time.  Wink


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5157 posts, RR: 33
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1592 times:

Quoting Sean377 (Thread starter):
Almost 70% of UK clinics said they were getting no sperm or were having great difficulties sourcing it.

I leave the country for a week and look what happens!!!



That'll teach you
User currently offlineSean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 40
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

Quoting Sean377 (Reply 8):
Talking of giving blood...

...you feel a small prick!



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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

If I didn't have two kids I'd be interested. The only way a girl is going to get knocked up be me is if she wears a blindfold and has no sense of touch/smell.

User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1489 times:

Quoting Jkw777 (Reply 13):
If I was ever to donate, I'd love to get a helping hand from a cute nurse! Muhaha!

If I was able to make a small fortune from donating sperm I think I would give my day job up!

At least you know yours works hey J  Wink

 Smile



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User currently offlinePWM2TXLHopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1417 times:

Quoting Sean377 (Thread starter):
Almost 70% of UK clinics said they were getting no sperm or were having great difficulties sourcing it.


Why don't they just go to a University Dormitory if they're having a hard time finding sperm? There's so much of it there they have to repaint the walls and ceilings every two years.
Oh, you can even get it there free on Friday and Saturdays after Mid-night!

[Edited 2006-09-15 06:12:50]

User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1406 times:

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 1):
IAH777 and I have organized a relief flight, just for the two of us, tomorrow morning. We should have the banks operating at capacity by week's end.

I've been carbo-loading in anticipation. Just make sure there's plenty of hand cream and copies of Swank. Hell, why sit at home and do it for free when you can get paid? Is Greasespot available to sub while I rest my arm?

Last time I was at the sperm bank, I saw GKirk working in the lab. Sadly, I've heard he was fired for drinking on the job.


User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1397 times:

I remember an article in a Toronto area newspaper last summer that was advertising for males from 19-35 who were in good health to fly down to Australia, give daily donations for 2 weeks and then fly back, all expenses paid. Now personally, I thought about it, didn't do it, but still, maybe if England could set up something like this program I'd go over there, sew my seed into a cup and have some good ol' English beer.

User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1371 times:

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 18):
At least you know yours works hey J

This is very true...  Wink

Cheers,
Justin Big grin


User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1299 times:

Quoting Sean377 (Thread starter):
Sperm bank clinics are facing a "crisis" over a shortage of donors

With all the wankers in the UK i cannot see how this is possible



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User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1235 times:

Quoting EZYAirbus (Reply 23):
With all the wankers in the UK i cannot see how this is possible

mattlad alone could probably fill a vat. Just get him a webcam and some hand cream.


25 Post contains images OlegShv :
26 Diamond : About two dozen a.netters just had their own 'sperm crisis' by reading that line. Oh, the stories that MSN could tell ...
27 Petertenthije : Maybe he should change his name to Mark Jacks-on and on and on and on...
28 Post contains images Sean377 : ...and his Russian cousin Mark Jacksov
29 Kaddyuk : You should PM Speedbirdie...
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