UK national sperm bank has just nine donors
1 September 2015
From the section Health
Donors must have strong sperm that can survive the process of freezing
Just nine men are registered as donors a year after the opening of Britain’s national sperm bank in Birmingham.
It is now planning a recruitment drive, with chief executive Laura Witjens saying that appealing to male pride may be an effective way to boost donations.
She has suggested a new campaign featuring a cartoon superhero, echoing a successful strategy in Denmark.
A change in UK law in 2005, removing anonymity for sperm donors, is thought to have led to a drop in volunteers.
Ms Witjens said she hoped adopting the “superman” message would help, but it could still take five years before the national sperm bank had enough donors.
She told the Guardian: “If …read more
Source:: BBC UK