Interview with sperm donor – “I know that children are a gift”
You have probably wondered: Who is the typical sperm donor? What motivates him, why has he chosen to become a sperm donor, and what does he get out of it? We have asked the Cryos sperm donor Thomas some of these questions, and in this post, you can read about his thoughts.
Why did you choose to become a sperm donor?
It came about originally because of a long chat I had with my grandfather about being a decent person. I didn’t think I was a bad person, but I started to speculate that I could do more, and where I could make a difference. I realised that being a sperm donor was one of the things where I could actually make a difference. I could actually help childless couples, so they could experience having children.
What motivates you to donate your sperm?
It’s because I have children and have experienced the great joy you get from having children in your life. I thought that it was a small thing for me to do if I could help people who couldn’t have children to have the same experiences. That was my motivation for being a sperm donor.
On a personal level, what do you get out of being a sperm donor?
Well, it’s just a great feeling being able to make a difference. Personally, I have some friends who have struggled with not being able to have children. It’s great knowing that there are people out there who you can help. It is a great feeling.
For me, it was about making a difference. And the way I see it, it’s not as if I’m losing anything. I’m just helping other people.
What do you think about the donor children?
There are so many people out there, who don’t know their biological origins. The donor children, they get parents who really want them and who’ve had to struggle to get them. I think that must be the best starting point.