Donating sperm enables many people who cannot conceive naturally to have children. Sperm donated through the Aevitas Sperm Bank are used in fertility procedures, not research, and may result in conception. A sperm donor has the right to indicate to whom he would like to donate his sperm (for example, marital status of the couple, religion, sexual preference and ethnic grouping). Sperm donation is completely confidential. Many infertile couples have been able to have children through use of donated sperm. It is a precious gift.


Healthy, non-smoking men between the ages of 18 and 45.

Men with at least a matric certificate, who are currently enrolled at a tertiary institute or have qualified from a tertiary institution (should you still be studying, you will be required to supply a copy of your certificate of highest qualification and/or proof of enrollment).

Men of all races


(Please note: Aevitas is based in Pinelands, Cape Town, where all screening tests
and donations can take place, Monday - Friday: 07:00 - 14:00)

Step 1: Make an appointment for sperm analysis

If you would like to become a donor, the first step is to set up an appointment for your free semen analysis. If the semen analysis indicates sufficient quality to be admitted to the sperm donor programme, the prospective donor will be contacted within 48 hours to confirm this.

Step 2: Blood screening & profile questionnaire

The prospective donor must then arrange a time to undergo a free blood screening and complete a donor profile questionnaire.

The following blood tests will be performed, as part of the blood screening, prior to starting the donation procedure: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Sexually transmitted infections (TPHA & RPR) Hepatitis B

Step 3: Sperm collection procedure

The donor will be expected to produce semen samples twice a week. Only semen samples that are of sufficient quality will be frozen and used in the sperm donor programme.

Up to 130 straws of frozen sperm are deemed sufficient per donor and are collected from approximately 10 to 25 samples, depending on the volume of the ejaculate. In the future, if more sperm is required once the samples have been depleted, the donor may donate again.

*Blood samples are also required for screening every six weeks. The final blood screening will be taken four weeks after the last semen sample has been accepted.

Note: Semen qualities may differ between samples. Binge drinking has a negative effect on semen quality and donors are required to abstain from drinking alcohol at least 48 hours to maximise the chances of producing semen that will be acceptable for cryopreservation.


Donors are not expected to pay for any medical costs associated with the donation procedure. Furthermore, donors are reimbursed for their time and travel costs up to the amount of R 6 000.

Only samples that fulfil all the required semen parameters will be frozen. If the donor knows in advance that he will not meet the desired pre-requisites for a good semen sample, he needs to reschedule his appointment with the laboratory. Samples of insufficient quality will not be accepted and the donor will not receive compensation for time and travel costs related to that appointment.


A donor can leave the programme at any point, although any sperm that has been frozen and stored in the sperm bank is property of the Aevitas Sperm Bank. If a donor leaves the programme before their quota has been reached the donor must give a blood sample one month after his last donation to receive his accumulated money owed to him.


Fill in the form below and see if you qualify to apply as an Aevitas Sperm Donor?


    Are you between 18 and 37? (required)

    Are you a non-smoker? (required)

    Do you live in Cape Town or surrounding area? Are you able to travel to Vincent Palotti Hospital, Pinelands on a regular basis (approximate twice per week for 3 - 5 weeks)? (required)

    Are you currently enrolled at a tertiary institute or have you qualified from a tertiary institute? (required)

    Congrats, you qualify! If you wish to apply as sperm donor, please fill in your details below, which will allow us to contact you.

    Your First Name (required)

    Your Last Name (required)

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    Thank you for your application to become an Aevitas Sperm Donor. However, unfortunately you do not qualify to apply.