Sperm Donor

Sperm donation is usually used as a last resort when all other methods of sperm retrieval have failed.

Scenarios where sperm donation is used:

  • Patients with testicular failure
  • Patients who underwent radiotherapy for cancer.
  • Azoospermia ( no sperm in the semen or testicular biopsy)
  • Repeated IVF failures with own sperm
  • High chances of chromosomal abnormalities in babies

We insist that all the donors are healthy, non-smoking males between the ages of 18 – 35 years. Traditionally, we use only anonymous sperm donors through registered donor banks. You can also use a donor of your choice.

Process of a sperm donation cycle:

  • Appropriate consents are signed by all parties
  • The recipient is stimulated with gonadotropins to develop multiple eggs.
  • Once several follicles are matured, all the eggs are collected.
  • After fertilization of the eggs with the donor sperm the embryos are incubated for either 3 or 5 days depending on the type of transfer.
  • Concurrently, the recipient woman is placed on medication to stimulate a healthy uterine lining.
  • Once the endometrium (uterine lining) is ready with “triple lining”, the Embryo transfer process is initiated.

This process of timing the ICSI / IVF, developing the uterine lining in the recipient and embryo development in the lab requires sufficient skill and experience for a successful implantation.

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