For patients interested in using donor sperm, a known sperm donor, such as a friend or relative can be used, or alternatively, anonymous sperm samples can be purchased from a cryobank. Some anonymous sperm donors do allow contact by the recipient patient or the resulting child, but that is only on an individual basis and is not standard. Donor sperm can be used for both Intrauterine Insemination Cycles and In-Vitro Fertilization cycles. Please visit our Sperm Bank Resource Page for a list of cryobanks our patients commonly use.
As mentioned on the Assisted Reproductive Technologies page, patients who are interested in using anonymous donor sperm can purchase samples from FDA approved cryobanks, and have their sample shipped to our offices for use.
Like Egg donors, Sperm donors also require screening before they are allowed to donate. Samples purchased from cryobanks have already been tested. However, patients bringing in their own sperm donor will need to discuss with the Physician and schedule with the Donor Coordinator all of his testing requirements before the cycle begins.