Application of IVF with Donor Sperm
If you are suffering from the complete absence of sperms or Azoospermia than you may need donor sperm. Doctors also suggest undergoing a testicular biopsy to retrieve the sperms, if present from the testicles. The retrieved sperms can be used for IVF treatment.
If sperm retrieval is not possible then you can opt for another option that is the use of donor sperm.
How to select a sperm donor?
The sperm donor must be healthy and should be screened for genetic disorders and other illnesses. The sperm is evaluated as high quality before being endorsed for donation.
What is the treatment process?
- Step I: Initial Consultation and Scan: The initial step in the sperm donation process is you would come to the clinic for a scan and consultation. The doctor will recommend a personalized treatment plan based on your scan findings.
- Step II: Blood tests: In this appointment, you will need to have blood work for detecting sexually transmitted diseases such as Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Hepatitis B Core Antibody, Hepatitis C, HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, and CMV. The significant of them is the CMV blood test for matching with a donor. CMV patients can only be matched with CMV donors.
- Step III: Organising the donor sperm: After undergoing all the tests, the sperm sample is collected and quarantine for a period of six months to rule out any blood-blood diseases. Further, the sperms are checked for motility and morphology.
- Step IV: Donor sperm insemination: Finally, donor sperm is used for insemination. The process of insemination is similar to IUI but here the only difference is the use of donor sperms. The child born through this treatment has 50% of the parent’s hereditary material. This method has a success rate of around 15-20%.