Donor sperm can be a treatment option for single women, lesbian couples, couples with severe male-factor, or couples where the male partner is a carrier of a genetic disease, defect, or anomaly and does not wish to pass along the trait to the potential offspring. Sperm donors may be known or anonymous. The type of donor one chooses is a highly personal decision but regardless of the type chosen the following conditions apply:. According to California law, if a physician performs an insemination with donor sperm, the provider of that sperm is considered a donor and does not have any parental rights or responsibilities. The known sperm donor and recipient are required to sign consent forms and an acknowledgement of California Family Code
Some people find they need help conceiving. They struggle with sterility, decreased fertility or one of the many other causes that make conception difficult. Sperm banks, also known as cryobanks, are facilities that offer solutions to male infertility. Sperm banks collect and store sperm and offer andrology laboratory services such as semen analysis, frozen donor sperm services and long-term sperm storage.
If you experience infertility due to a complete lack of sperm, you can often still achieve a pregnancy using donor sperm. You can arrange for sperm through one of several national certified sperm banks where donors are appropriately screened and the sperm is quarantined. Please speak with your nurse for a complete list of approved cryobanks with a tissue bank licensee for the state of Maryland. As with any person who undergoes fertility treatment at Shady Grove Fertility, you will need to have a basic infertility work-up.
A sperm bank , semen bank or cryobank is a facility or enterprise which purchases, stores and sells human semen. The semen is produced and sold by men who are known as sperm donors. The sperm is purchased by or for women for the purpose of achieving a pregnancy or pregnancies other than by a sexual partner.