he most critical aspect of any sperm donor program is finding the correct sperm donor
from a credible sperm bank. At BabyScience IVF Clinics, we have a donor program
assisting many couples in conceiving.
People may use donors mainly when the male partner is sterile.
Various steps of a sperm donation program:
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is usually an infertility treatment when other less
invasive treatment options fail to give any result. IVF can be a primary option for
women aged more than 40 years. Your doctor may consider IVF as an option if you or your
partner has one of the following conditions:
The donor must be anonymous with his sperm in a sperm bank.
Before selecting a donor, the couple undergoes detailed counseling sessions with our
experts, addressing their queries on every aspect of the donor program.
What are the selection criteria for a sperm donor?
Donor’s age should be between 18 to 45 years
The donor should be healthy
The donor should be willing to undergo rigorous testing prescribed by the doctors.
What do all tests doctors do to check the health of donor's sperms?
Sperm donors undergo intensive investigation for
Sexually transmitted infections
The screening usually procedure includes a quarantine period of at least six months.
During this period, the doctors store the frozen samples. Once the quarantine period is
over, the doctors re-test the donor for any infection if developed during the quarantine
period. The female receives the donated sperm artificially by any assisted reproductive
The Insemination Process
The embryologist may use a donor’s sperm with either IVF or IUI. The female partner will
receive fertility medications to stimulate ovulation for egg retrieval. Once retrieved,
the embryologist mixes the eggs with the donor sperm. The doctor will transfer the
resulting embryo into the uterus.
What are the chances of a successful pregnancy with donated sperm?
The sound quality of the sperm from a healthy sperm donor significantly increases the
chances of a successful pregnancy.
Egg Donation Program
Any healthy woman less than 33 years old can donate her eggs for assisted reproduction
The egg donation process starts with the donor’s physical and psychological health
evaluation. Some necessary criteria for an egg donor are:
Age between 18 and 32 years
Normal menstrual cycle
History of no smoking
Presence of both ovaries in healthy condition
Absence of any history of substance abuse
No family history of genetic disorders
Some tests which the doctor may recommend are:
Tests for syphilis, gonorrhea, cytomegalovirus (CMV), and Chlamydia
Blood type and Rh factor
Which are the eligibility criteria for a ‘Recipient’ for an egg?
Some of the eligibility criteria for the egg recipients are:
• Failure to attain pregnancy even after multiple cycles of IVF
• Age 35 years or more
• Premature menopause
• Younger women with failed ovaries
• Genetic disorders
Before the procedure
Your doctor would take the complete medical history and prescribe some medical screening
tests for infectious diseases and diagnostic procedures for your uterine evaluation.
In the IVF clinic, your doctor would screen you for sexually transmitted infections such
as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, syphilis, gonorrhea, Chlamydia, cytomegalovirus (CMV). The
doctor will also be doing detailed profiling of your blood type and Rh factor.