Counselling – Two one-hour counselling sessions with an Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association (ANZICA) counsellor are required, both prior to and following a 6 month ‘cooling off’ period. These sessions are to discuss issues specific to the donation of your gametes. Your first counselling session initiates the 6 month cooling off period. Your specialist/doctor appointment, initial blood screenings and donations can all occur within this timeframe. The second counselling session can take place anytime following the expiry of your cooling off period.
Up to 10 donations are permitted (not including your first sample for analysis), with a maximum donation of twice per week, over 5 weeks.