Under the sperm donation program, a donor sperm is used instead of the male partner’s sperm and insemination is carried out.
Why Sperm Donor Program?
- Azoospermia in the male partner – in this particular condition the sperm production is nil
- In cases where testicular aspiration is nil or couples who do not want to opt for testicular aspiration (severe male factor infertility)
- Men with known genetic disorders or in cases where there is a risk of transmitting disorders to the future off spring
- Couples having severe male factor infertility and cannot afford an ICSI cycle, can opt for artificial insemination using donor sperm
- Recurrent miscarriages
Where do you get the donor sperm from?
The donor sperms are obtained from semen banks. Semen banks are commercial centre’s which store various semen samples which can be used for assisted reproduction. Semen samples are collected from selected professional donors who are screened for various parameters. All semen banks have to adhere to ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) rules and regulations and as per ICMR norms semen donor program should be anonymous at all times.
For more information about the Sperm Donation Program, please visit the Donor Programs FAQ