Donor insemination refers to when a sperm donor is used to help a patient or couple conceive. Sperm donors can be known/directed or unknown/anonymous. In known or directed sperm donation, the sperm donor is known to the recipient(s) such as a family member or close friend. In anonymous, or unknown sperm donation, sperm is purchased by the recipients via a licensed sperm bank.
Who is a candidate for donor insemination?
Donated sperm is typically used for family-building in cases of male infertility (severe or diagnosed azoospermia), by single women, same-sex female couples, and trans couples.
How does donor insemination work?
When using donated sperm, patients will work with a certified sperm bank whose candidates have been carefully screened prior to joining the program. In addition to adhering to FDA regulations that require all donors (directed and anonymous) be screened for infectious and sexually transmitted diseases, the majority of sperm banks also screen sperm donors for genetic disorders, medical conditions, and mental health. They also perform background checks and may require sperm donors to take a personality test. All donated sperm is quarantined for a 6 month period prior to use, in order to rule out the presence of infectious diseases. If you are planning to use a directed sperm donor, you will need to factor this additional 6 month quarantine period into your family-building timeline. Anonymous donors are typically prescreened and sperm is available immediately.
Each sperm bank will have its own policy as to the extent of information required of each donor, so it is important for patients to connect with their respective sperm bank directly if they have specific questions about their donor’s history.
While RMA of New York at CareMount does not own or run a sperm bank, we can help you navigate the insemination process, including the transfer of sperm vials to our office and management of your donor insemination treatment cycle.
Choosing RMA of New York at CareMount for Donor Insemination
Since 2001, RMA of New York has successfully facilitated the births of thousands of healthy babies for patients across the New York City metro area and beyond. By combining RMA of New York’s world-renowned expertise in reproductive care with CareMount’s long-standing commitment to delivering local exceptional care, we’re able to offer that same personalized, state-of-the-art fertility care right in your Hudson Valley neighborhood. We provide the expertise, technology, research, resources, and compassion needed to help ensure your future family is in the best of hands. No matter the path needed to complete your family-building goals, you can count on our team to be in your corner every step of the way.
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