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27th Jan 2022

‘World’s biggest sperm donor’ with hundreds of kids issued health warning by doctors

April Curtin

Clive Jones donates sperm from his van

The 66-year-old claims he’s fathered 129 children – with another nine on the way

When it comes to record-breaking titles, being the “world’s most prolific sperm donor” is not often at the top of many lists – but 66-year-old Clive Jones proudly boasts that he has achieved this.

The retired teacher, originally from Burton but currently living in Derby, has been donating his sperm from his van for nearly a decade and claims he has fathered 129 children – with another nine on the way.

In fact, Jones has donated so much sperm that health experts have now issued a medical warning regarding his activities which states that all donors and patients should be treated at a licensed UK clinic.

A spokesperson from The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority said arrangements made outside the clinic environment can have “medical and legal risks” – including not testing donors for illness and not gaining proper consent to be seen as a legal parent.

Although despite concerns, Jones is showing no signs of stopping.

Clive donates his sperm for free but sometimes asks for petrol money

He told Derbyshire Live: “I’m probably the world’s most prolific sperm donor with now being at 138 ‘babies’, well, 129 babies born, nine ongoing pregnancies. I might continue for another few years. Get to 150 anyway.

“I think people would understand more if they saw the messages I get and the photos of the babies with very happy mothers. I feel the happiness it brings.”

It is illegal to charge people for your sperm so Jones provides his services for free – alhough he does sometimes ask for “a bit of petrol.”

He explained: “it doesn’t seem right to take money when I have more than them.”

How does he do it?

Jones was too old to become an official sperm donor when he started aged 58 (the limit is 45) so he turned to the unregulated world of Facebook. It was here where he found an overwhelming demand.

The retired teacher, who has three grown-up children of his own, said that he “gets to know” the couple to discuss when their ovulation cycle is. He then puts the date in the diary and when he gets the call saying ovulation is only hours away, he jumps into his van and drives near to their home.

Describing how he does it, Jones explained to Derbyshire Live: “I drive somewhere where I’m not likely to be disturbed and go into the back of the van and pull the curtains down. Then I take the cup and a syringe so the stuff can’t come out, put a bag under my arm and text them to say I’m outside and I’ll be round in three minutes. If that doesn’t work sometimes they suggest I meet them in a car park.”

Jones says he has “met around 20 of the babies” which are located within a 70-mile radius of Derby. He lives apart from his wife who he says is “not at all happy about” what he does.

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