There are a number of reasons explaining the need for donated sperm. These include:
- Low sperm count in the partner’s semen due to various reasons such as injury, vasectomy or other male infertility factors, cancer treatment etc.
- An inherited disease, such as Haemophilia or Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, putting the life of a resulting baby at risk.
- Incompatible blood types e.g. if the female partner is Rhesus (Rh) sensitised and the male partner is Rh positive, the pregnancy is potentially problematic.