Sperm donor fees – changes to payment

February 2012

From 1 April 2012, men who choose to become sperm donors will be paid £35 per sperm donation. Previously men could not receive payment for donating sperm, but could be paid up to £250 to cover expenses and loss of earnings. The change in compensation payments to sperm donors was recently announced by the HFEA as a means to revolutionise how sperm donors receive financial remuneration for donating their gametes.

Sperm donors play a vital role at IVF Scotland by offering people seeking fertility treatment the chance to have a family when the male partner's sperm may not be suitable, or for singles and people in same-sex relationships when a male partner is not available.

Find a treatment, test or scan available at:


Find a consultant

Use one or more of the options below to search for a consultant and link through to view their Spire profile.


Let us help you

fill out this form and we will get back to you:

Please select a hospital

We can call you

Please enter your details below and we will call you back.

What is the aim of your enquiry?

Please select a hospital

If we are unable to reach you by phone, please include your email address so that we can get in touch...

How to become a sperm donor

If you would like more information about becoming a sperm donor contact IVF Scotland's dedicated number 0131 654 5603.

© Spire Healthcare Group plc (2016)