What is sperm donation?
Sperm donation is an anonymous, confidential, and altruistic act that makes treatment possible for couples in which the male partner has low sperm quality or runs the risk of passing on a genetic defect, or for women who wish to become pregnant but who do not have a male partner.
General requirements for becoming a sperm donor:
Donors must be older than 18, physically and mentally healthy, and have full capacity to act. The average age of our donors is 23 years old. Donors will undergo a medical examination which includes their personal and family medical history and consists of a physical and a psychological evaluation along with the following tests:
If the semen analysis is accepted, the next test will be:
If this test is also accepted, the following information will be collected with a blood test (blood is drawn only once):
The final test is a semen and urine culture, to rule out any type of infection. Several of these tests will have to be done every three months because frozen sperm cannot be used until six months after donation (or two check-ups with negative results).
Finally, the donor must sign an informed consent form that explains the entire process and the tests that he’ll undergo.