Donor Sperm

Donor Sperm

One of the options for treating male infertility, or for achieving fertility where no male partner is involved, is artificial insemination using donor sperm. The process of artificial insemination can also be referred to as Donor Insemination (DI) or Therapeutic Donor Insemination (TDI). DI/TDI involves placing cryobanked sperm from an anonymous or known donor in the women’s uterus, at the time of ovulation. Donor insemination is an excellent option in the event of sperm parameter abnormalities or for those looking to pursue pregnancy without a biologically male partner.

If you do not have a sperm donor in mind, your RMANJ healthcare provider can provide a list of reputable donor sperm banks in the area. All prospective donors are rigorously screened and donated sperm is cryopreserved (frozen) and quarantined for 6 months prior to availability for use. Please also note that a sperm donor that you recruit must also be screened by a licensed sperm bank prior to donation in accordance with federal law.

When should you consider Donor Sperm?

  • When sperm count is very poor and no other treatment options are available to improve sperm count and/or quality
  • When sperm is not recoverable – in situations where egg fertilization is being considered
  • When the male is a carrier of an undesirable hereditary condition
  • As a preference over using IVF and ICSI to achieve a pregnancy
  • For single women or same sex couples

For more information on donor sperm, please contact us today.