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Donor Sperm

Using donor sperm can be immensely helpful to couples who struggle with male fertility, same-sex couples and even single females wanting to start a family. Before being able to donate, sperm donors undergo various medical screening assessments to ensure that quality, healthy sperm will be donated.
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Is using donor sperm right for me?

There is no wrong way to have a child – whether you need donor tissue such as egg or sperm, a surrogate, IVF, or adoption. In the end, it’s your child and you just might need some help to get there. How you raise the child will ultimately be up to you. Your doctor may recommend using donor eggs for various reasons.

Couples with male factor infertility

In some cases, men need a donor because the can’t make quality sperm or have lost their ability to produce sperm such as having a vasectomy.

Same-sex couples

For lesbian couples, a sperm donor is necessary to help them create a family. The couple can go through various donor profiles at our recommended sperm bank and choose a suitable donor.

Single females

If you are a single female waning to become a parent, donor sperm can help you make that dream come true.

How does sperm donation work?

Choose donor

An anonymous or known sperm donor may be used. The donor is selected form an sperm donor agency. We recommend contacting Androcryos to select a donor. 

Donor assessment

The donor undergoes strict medical screening including medical history and disease checks. Read more on the Androcryos website

Sperm delivery

Delivery of the sperm must be arranged prior to the 9th day of the patient’s cycle.

Artificial Insemination

The insemination can occur using artificial insemination or through IVF.

There is no wrong way to have a child – whether you need donor tissue such as egg or sperm, a surrogate, IVF, or adoption. In the end, it’s your child and you just might need some help to get there. How you raise the child will ultimately be up to you.

Considerations when using donor sperm

Using a sperm donor is a big step in any potential parent’s life. It is however, important to be informed before making such an important decision and to consider all the factors relating to using donor sperm.

Donor selection

Whether you are unsure of the characteristics you are looking for in a donor, or are simply struggling to make a decision – our advised sperm bank, Androcryos, will be there to help you make the best decision relating to donor selection. Our staff are also always happy to assist when guidance and support is needed. 

Donor siblings

It is entirely possible to use the same donor should you desire to have more than one child. However, sometimes this is not an option due to the live birth limit of a donor.

Choice of disclosure

To disclose or not to disclose the use of a donor is an important decision for both the family and the child. We will be there for guidance and support as you make this important decision.

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