When the cause of infertility is due to low sperm count or distorted sperm structure, donor sperm can be used for fertilisation with a healthy egg in IVF.Read more
When sperm is donated for use in the process of artificial insemination during an IVF procedure, it is known as donor sperm. Donor sperm is usually obtained from a sperm bank, a storage facility of healthy sperm from various donors.
Sperm can be donated by individuals who-
Usually, sperm from anonymous donors are taken for fertility treatment. However, sometimes couples may have the option to choose a donor who may share similar genetics as that of the father among the recipient parents.
One reason why a couple chooses artificial insemination using sperm from a sperm bank is that they want to avoid passing on some genetically transmitted disease. Therefore, before becoming a sperm donor, one must undergo thorough physical, medical, and genetic screening. They are tested for various infectious diseases as well as sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B, etc. Detailed information on the sexual and personal history of the intended donor is required as well.
After the collection of the semen sample, it is frozen and isolated to be tested for STDs again after six months. After the final screening, it is stored for use in infertility treatments.
If you want to become a sperm donor, you must choose a sperm bank near you. After contacting the sperm bank, you will have to provide your bio-data, including the following-
The sperm bank may require such information as couples may demand donors whose genetic and physical attributes may be somewhat similar to that of the male partner. Even single parents may want specific physical or behavioural attributes in their child. Knowing such information about the donors may be useful to engineer the embryo through the selection of sperm.
There may not be any medical risks when using donor sperm because all the FDA-approved tests & examinations are done before choosing the sperm donor. However, there are some which can occur in the later stage of life concerning parentage as well as influencing varying emotions.
As a renowned fertility clinic, we at Indira IVF provide infertility solutions to couples who want a safe pregnancy through third-party reproduction techniques. Our experts also counsel couples seeking advice and support patients through the decision-making procedure.
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