Unknown sperm donation
Unknown sperm donation, refers to the process in which an individual or a couple utilises sperm from a donor whose personal identity is undisclosed.
What is unknown sperm donation?
Unknown sperm donation, refers to the process in which an individual or a couple utilises sperm from a donor whose personal identity is undisclosed. This can involve sperm obtained from a sperm bank or a similar facility.
How does unknown sperm donation work
Unknown sperm donation process initiates with an evaluation of the potential donor’s eligibility through consultations and medical evaluations. Comprehensive counseling is mandatory for both donors and recipients, accompanied by the completion of consent forms for the donation and reception of sperm. The sperm is frozen and subjected to a quarantine period lasting a minimum of three months. Following this period, the donor is required to undergo additional blood tests to confirm the safety of the frozen sperm for treatment purposes.
Donor sperm can be used in IVF/ICSI or IUI, dpending on the medical history of the recipient/s. For both treatment options, the donor sperm is thawed and prepared in the laboratory. In the case of IUI, the prepared sperm is introduced into the woman’s womb around the time of ovulation, whilst for IVF/ICSI the eggs are colelcted and fertilised in the laboratory with the prepared sperm.
When is unknown sperm donation recommended?
Unknown sperm donation might be recommended for:
- Male infertility
- Same-sex female couples
- Single women
- To prevent the transmission of a specific genetic condition
- A consultation of the prospective sperm donor with one of our clinicians
- A sperm analysis
- All required pre-quarantine screening blood tests
- An implications counselling session
- A session with the member of the nursing team to support the sperm donor with the consenting process
- Sperm freezing (several samples)
- Post quarantine blood tests
- Clearance of frozen sperm for use