Complete Fertility's sperm bank

We have a large quality sperm bank for our patients who require donor sperm.

Donor sperm

Some men may have a very low sperm count or no sperm for a variety of reasons. In these cases, donor sperm insemination may be an appropriate treatment option. Single women and same sex couples may also choose to use our sperm donor insemination programme.

At Complete Fertility Centre Southampton we run a large sperm donor bank. All our sperm donors are carefully screened and have full medical histories taken. The sperm is frozen and quarantined prior to use.

Patients can select donors based on their physical characteristics and their employment, education and hobbies. All donors are anonymous, but if a child is born, then the child may contact the donor from their 18th birthday if they wish.

Pen portraits

All our donors are invited to write a pen portrait that includes a description about them and a goodwill message intended for any child or children born as a result of their donation.

Donor-conceived people have a range of reasons for wanting to know about their donor. Some are curious about why their donor donated and if they have children of their own, others want to know where their physical and emotional characteristics might come from. We encourage our donors to include information about their education, achievements, views, values and life experiences.

This all-important information enables parents of a donor-conceived child to talk to them about their origins as they grow up. A donor’s pen portrait is available for you to read when you are choosing your donor.


All patients undergoing insemination with donor sperm are required to book a counselling session to fully explore the implications of this, before making any decisions.