clive jones, a retired Mathematics teacher, continues to generate controversy in United Kingdom. He has been donating his sperm for nine years and even today, at the age of 66, he continues to do so.
Most fertility clinics do not accept such older donors. The threshold for donations of men in clinics and donation banks is usually up to 45 years. So Jones does it through other less official channels. Women and families contact him and makes the “donation” for “the happiness it brings”.
Likewise, he acknowledges that he makes these donations for the love of art.
Recently, he has been interviewed in a local Derby newspaper, the “derby telegraph”, where it has given all kinds of headlines.
“Probably I am the most prolific sperm donor in the world, with 138 ‘babies’, well, 129 babies born and nine ongoing pregnancies.” has manifested.
Jones, 66, acknowledges that he may continue this altruistic work “for a few more years.” It seems that you want to get the round figure of 150 babies.
“I know of clinics and sperm dealers with higher numbers, but they do not donate, but rather sell semen”, specifies the British newspaper.
“I think people would understand more if they saw the messages I get and the photos of babies with very happy mothers,” adds Jones.
The retired teacher describes the messages and the joy it generates in families. “Once a grandmother sent me a message thanking me for her granddaughter.”
As for what he gets in return, the Briton insists that “I do it for free. Although sometimes I ask for a little gasoline.” Jones recalls that it would be “illegal to charge and it doesn’t seem right to me to accept money when I have more than them.”
What due to his age he could not become an official sperm donor because sperm banks have an age limit for donors of 45 yearsJones turned to Facebook, where he found overwhelming demand.
“It all started in May, more than nine years ago. For some people, having children is very important, as it was for me.”
And it is that Jones himself has three adult children.
“I read in various newspapers the plight of some people who cannot have children. Reading the newspaper explained how people used Facebook to barter.”
And immediately afterwards, he offered himself as a donor and posted a post on one of the Facebook pages. Soon, a lady from Derby asked him to donate that same afternoon.
Now he has become so “famous” that he no longer needs to advertise. Word of mouth works for him.
However, the newspaperderby telegraph” has already warned in several reports that he has made about him that the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority has issued a medical warning about Jones’s activities, saying all donors and patients should be treated at a licensed UK clinic.”
What’s more, a spokeswoman for said body has confessed to the newspaper that “as a regulator of fertility treatment and research in the United Kingdom, we do not have the power to prevent people from making their own arrangements for sperm donation, but we want to help them get the information and advice they need to make the best informed decisions, which is why we always encourage donors and patients to be treated at an authorized clinic in the UK.”
From the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority they remind that not only can there be medical risks, but also legal ones. “For example, without the appropriate consents, the donor can be considered the legal father, with all the rights and responsibilities that this implies. In addition, the clinics rigorously test all donors for medical and hereditary diseases.”
As for his modus operandi, Jones explained in a previous interview with the same medium that he usually “meets the couple”, which are usually same-sex couples or in which the man is infertile. Talk to them about their ovulation and where they are in their cycle.
He writes down the date in his diary and that day they call him. He takes his van and drives close to the place of residence.
“I drive to a place where I am not likely to be disturbed, I enter the back of the van and under the curtains, “he said.
That’s when he grabs a cup and a syringe “So that the substance cannot come out, I put a bag under my arm and send them a message saying that I’m out and that I’ll be there in three minutes.”
At other times, “if that doesn’t work, they sometimes suggest that I meet them in a parking lot.”