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
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.
9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1864 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.
PWM2TXLHopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1665 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!
IAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1654 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.
NeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1645 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.