Anonymous Sperm Donation in Canada
In Canada a sperm donor is either a known donor (where the donor is known to the recipient) or an anonymous donor. An anonymous sperm donor is where the identity of the donor is not known to the recipient but details will legally be made available for later access by the offspring once they reach 18 years of age.
Who can become an anonymous Sperm Donor?
Becoming a sperm donor can be one of the most generous acts a man can make. One in five couples in Canada have difficulty conceiving a child. A large proportion of these couples experience male infertility problems and need the help of a donor to achieve their dream of a family. In addition, single women and women in same sex relationships also require donor sperm to achieve pregnancy and a child.
All sperm donors who donate via a fertility clinic must adhere to guidelines developed by The Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society
People need donor sperm for a variety of reasons, including men with an irreversible failure of sperm production. The failure of sperm production could also be caused by a severe illness or trauma earlier in life.
Availability of anonymous sperm donors:
There is currently a severe shortage of donor sperm in Canada and there is currently a waiting list for people who wish to use donor sperm to become pregnant via a clinic.