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Who can be a sperm donor?
The main qualities to look for in selecting a sperm donor are assurance of good health and absence of any genetic diseases. The sperm donor should be younger than age 40 to avoid potential problems with aging. Although establishment of fertility is ideal, it is generally not required.
Known sperm donors are assessed for suitability on an individual basis. Using sperm from anonymous donors is much more common than non-anonymous donors and both are acceptable as long as both parties agree.
Who can use donated sperm?
Treatment with donor sperm may be required to help you achieve your dream of having a baby if you are a:
- Single woman, or
- Men with Low Sperm Counts
- Men with Poor Sperm Motility
- Heterosexual couple with severe male factor infertility or a history of serious genetic or medical disorder.
If you wish to use a sperm donor to help you conceive, and whether you have your own sperm donor or require a clinic-recruited donor, feel free to contact us.
Treatment with donor sperm (IUI or IVF) requires a referral from your specialist and a series of appointments that include:
Fertility specialist appointment to discuss the necessary screening tests and sign the required treatment consent forms with you.
Counseling appointments to discuss the social and legal issues around donor-conceived families.
Nursing information session to discuss the process in detail before commencing it.