How to choose a sperm donor
We work with only recognised and licensed donor banks to provide the best quality sperm. All sperm donors have to be in good health and are screened for sexually transmitted diseases and some genetic disorders. The sperm is assessed as high quality before being approved for donation.
However, there are a number of different sperm banks available if you prefer to use your own; if you have any questions about this process please discuss with your consultant.
Things to consider
- We can utilise IUI ready or ICI unwashed for any treatment. We can store the samples at CREATE, after 1 year you would be required to pay the current ‘Annual Storage fee’.
- One straw/ampule should be enough for 1 treatment cycle, however, due to the transport costs you may wish to purchase more than 1 to cover for repeat cycles/sibling cycles.
- We would advise obtaining MOT 10 (MOT is short for motility) or higher, should only MOT 5 be available we would advise to purchase at least 2 samples.
- The advice from UK professionals is to match CMV negative recipients to CMV negative donors wherever possible.
Legal implications and donor anonymity
It is important to remember that after completion of the appropriate consent forms, you will be regarded as the legal parents or any child born as a result of the treatment. The donor will not be financially or emotionally liable for the upbringing of any child created using the donor’s sperm.
Since 2005 donors in the UK are no longer anonymous. Anyone conceived using donated sperm will be allowed to ask the HFEA for identifying information about the donor when they reach the age of 18, (or 16 if they are planning to marry). They will be able to find out who the donor is and may want to get in touch with them.
European Sperm Bank
We work in partnership with the European Sperm Bank where you can access their donor bank and order sperm direct with them. We’ll advise you on what is needed, you then order & pay direct with ESB, they will then ship your sperm to the clinic ready for when your treatment starts. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.
IVF with donor sperm costs from £3,300*
Our treatment package includes:
-Early pregnancy scan
The cost of IVF using donor sperm will depend on your individual circumstances and your personalised treatment plan will be explained to you in more detail at your Initial Consultation.
We have various packages available to help patients with planning their treatment costs, if you wish to find out more please view our price guide or give us a call.
Required additions: There are costs of £800 which cover medication, blood tests, sedation and HFEA fees that are not included in the price stated above. The ‘average’ total cost of a treatment cycle is £4,100 (cost of the Cycle + the additional £800).
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