Sperm Donation – Only From Foreign Certified Sperm Bank
Sperm donation is one of the integral parts of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatment. That’s why patients or interested parties often raise questions regarding this issue. You will find answers to all these questions in our blog-post.
When is sperm donation necessary?
Sperm donation is used at ReproART only then, when male sperm is unable to fertilize eggs or it cannot be found in ejaculate – man has azoospermia and spermatozoids cannot be retrieved either through microsurgery or sperm aspiration. Sperm donor is also used when family has a history of genetic disease or when patients themselves are carriers of such diseases.
Apart from that, donor sperm is used when woman wants to have child without partner and thus, resorts to ReproART.
How is sperm donor selected?
Sperm donor at ReproART is always selected from European or American sperm banks. Local sperm donors are not used, as nowadays only foreign banks, having special certificates issue warranty that donors have undergone all necessary clinical laboratory research. It is also worth noting, that donors are subject to research on especially wide-spread genetic diseases.
Sperm donor selection can be based on physical qualities, like height, weight, eye and hair color, as well as based on education and blood type. Upon request, it is possible to get to know to donor’s full profile, which includes information on his hobbies and interests and health condition of his immediate family members.
What kind of medical tests are men subject to before receiving donor status?
Sperm donor undergoes complex and multilayer process, which includes both medical (therapeutical, urological, genetic) and psychological evaluation. Due to the complexity of the process, statistics show that on average only 9 donors are selected from a pool of 1000 candidates. Donors are selected according to the following criterion at European sperm bank:
- Semen quality;
- Personal qualities;
- Four generation family health record
It should be noted that every sample of donor sperm is frozen and kept for at least 6 months in a special quarantine container. Sample is used only after being repeatedly tested against sexually transmitted diseases – AIDS, syphilis and hepatitis, as these diseases can be revealed for several months after being infected. One of the major reasons for running multiple medical tests is to reduce the likelihood of transmitting genetic diseases.
To get comprehensive information about laboratory analysis and genetic tests undergone by the donor, please visit following link http://reproart.ge/sperm-donation/?lang=en
Eventually, sperm donors are those healthy men of reproductive age, who have not displayed any sign of genetic and infectious diseases after being subject to multiple medical tests.