In the UK, if you want to help couples get pregnant, go to the Give a Toss website.
At Give a Toss you can learn how to donate, as well as learn interesting facts about sperm. For example, did you know that the average time a sperm survives in a man's body is six months and that what a man eats can effect how he "tastes"?
What is Give a Toss? Give a Toss is a campaign created to help UK couples become parents. Any healthy man between the ages of 18-45 and women between the ages of 18-35 can donate. According to the website 1 in 6 couples seek medical help in order to achieve pregnancy. Sometimes these sperm, egg or embryo donations are a couple's only hope. Unfortunately in the UK there is a shortage of donations. There is controversy as to whether the shortage is due to the law change. As of April 1st 2005 sperm donors no longer have the right to stay anonymous. Read news article here.
Give a Toss with the help of BDP Creative hopes to change this shortage by raising awareness in a fun and friendly manner. A spoof viral video, a game called "The Toss -O -Meter", fun facts and valuable information are all part of creating awareness in the UK at this website. The campaign launched after Mothers Day ( March 18th in the UK) to demonstrate that many UK women will remain childless unless more donations are made.
Interested parties who are not sure exactly what is involved are encouraged to go the National Gamete Donation Trust (NGDT) website to find out more information. They can also call the confidential helpline number 0845 226 9193. Are you interested?
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