Donor
Programme

Sperm Donation

Sperm Donation

Egg Donation

Egg Donation

Embryo donation

Embryo donation

Sperm Donation  

DONOR  

Healthy and willing males between 18 - 45 years of age
No blood transfusion within one year
  • Has various sexual partners
  • Has a history of drug use through IV
  • Has a history of genital herpes

Sperm Donation is a voluntary and noble act through which a healthy male with very high quality semen donates his sperm so that an infertile couple can have a child.

When there is no possibility of retrieving sperms naturally or by a surgical procedure from a male partner, the couple needs donor sperm. The donor sperm is used to either inseminate the woman through IUI or to fertilise her eggs in an IVF / ICSI process and eventually, help the desired mother in conception. The sperm may be donated

  • in a sperm bank by an anonymous and paid sperm donor
  • directly to the intended parent by a friend or relative

The sperm bank is a facility at which human sperm is collected from the donor, stored and used for women who need donor sperm to achieve pregnancy.

Counseling is an important part of this process so that all concerns and questions are addressed and all aspects of this treatment are considered.

RECIPIENT  

  • Suffering from Azoospermia (no sperm)
  • Suffering from Oligospermia (very poor in quality and quantity)
  • Undergone chemotherapy or a previous vasectomy that is irreversible
  • Has testicular failure due to radiation
  • Carrier of a genetic disease
  • Carrier of a sexually transmitted diseases and it is not possible to eliminate the
    virus from the semen
  • Has chromosomal abnormalities

Female Factor  

  • Woman who do not have a male partner

Male-Female Factor  

  • Male partner has a positive blood group (homozygous state) and the woman has a negative one as well as being isoimmunized (she produces antibodies which attack the red blood cells of the foetus which has a positive blood group)

Donor Screening  

Everyone who is a donor must go for certain blood and urine tests to ensure whether he has infections such as Gonorrhoea, Chlamydia, Streptococcal species, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Trichomonas. All these infections can easily spread via semen to a woman. Some of these infections have a great effect on the fetus; while others affect the woman greatly.

The donor’s semen needs to be checked for the appearance of white blood cells which can symbolise an underlying infection within the reproductive tract.

Before starting DI, a thorough medical and reproductive history needs to be taken on the recipient woman and other tests like blood type, rubella titer, an antibody test for CMV also should be carried out. If the woman’s tests come out negative for CMV, then a CMV-negative donor should only be used for such a procedure.

Sperm Donation Procedure  

Prospective donors are first asked to provide a semen sample for testing. All semen samples are produced through masturbation and must be produced on-site in a room specially allocated for semen collection. Suitability is determined by both the sperm count and by their ability to swim (motility).

All samples are frozen in nitrogen at around -190°C and checked once more when they are thawed. Many do not survive this freezing / thawing process and this is the main reason for rejecting prospective donors. Potential donors must be aware that after examination, the majority (almost 90%) of the semen specimens fail to reach the very strict criteria required (although in most cases this does not mean that these men have reduced fertility).

Success Rate  

The highest success rates for sperm donation are found in women suffering from no infertility issues and are below 35 years of age and only the male partners have infertility. The success rates become much lower when female factors like ovulation problem, endometriosis, DES etc. are involved or the woman is above the age of 35.Success rates range from 60 - 80% for this procedure but getting pregnant may take many cycles.

Our Clinics

  • 9830445566 / 9830778899
  • 36B, Elgin Road, Kolkata 700020
  • 9830665522 / 9830987987
  • 28 Kanailal Avenue, Sarisha Para, G T Road East, Chandannagar, Hooghly 712136
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  • FD 452 B, Sector III, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700106