Donor sperm may be purchased from one of three UK sperm banks and samples transferred to our centre at Daresbury Park. This option means that the patient can choose the sperm donor from a list of available donors.
All our patients are assisted throughout the process by highly qualified and experienced professionals including clinicians, embryologists, nurses and counsellors.
A change in law during 2005 involving donating sperm, or donor eggs, means that any child born as a result of treatment with donor sperm has the right to access information held about that donor through the HFEA. In most circumstances, the child cannot access this information until the ages of 16 and 18, however, there are exceptions linked with serious health issues.
If patients are thinking about purchasing sperm, they must ensure that the donor sperm complies with UK law. Patients should discuss their treatment options with the consultant and then contact our sperm donor coordinator through firstname.lastname@example.org
Our coordinator will liaise with the sperm bank when it comes to approving the donor and organising the shipping of the sample(s). Once the donor sperm has been shipped to our laboratory, you can proceed to the next step of treatment which is usually IVF or IUI.