If you wish to use an anonymous donor, then you must purchase the sperm from one of the FDA registered sperm banks. The sperm will be sent to our clinic already tested for infectious and genetic diseases. The sperm is usually already prepared for insemination.
Known donors are screened and tested in our clinic at the time of their donation for numerous infectious and genetic diseases including HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. FDA regulations require any directed sperm donor to be screened and tested within 7 days of the scheduled date for IVF or IUI. To improve convenience for the patient and the donor, screening and sample collection can occur ahead of time followed by cryopreservation.