At Reproductive Health Group, there are currently two options when seeking fertility treatment using donor sperm.
The first is to purchase sperm from one of two donor banks and import it to our centre at Daresbury Park. This option means that the patient can choose the male who will be donating sperm and will not need to wait until donations become available.
The second option is to choose a known donor. 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 and 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 man who is donating sperm and organising the shipping of the sample(s). Once the sperm is in our laboratory, you can proceed to the next step of treatment which is usually IVF or IUI.
Here at RHG we can provide easy access to sperm from both the UK and overseas.