Screening Sperm Donors

All sperm donors, whether known or anonymous, should undergo thorough medical screening before donation takes place. This screening is performed in order to protect you and your baby from contracting serious health conditions. Your sperm donor should be screened for:

  • Infectious diseases including: HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and hepatitis B and C
  • Genetic diseases, including cystic fibrosis and conditions that are specific to certain ethnic backgrounds
  • Blood Type
  • Rhesus Factor 

Factors to Consider

When choosing a sperm donor, be sure to consider a variety of factors, including:

  • physical appearance
  • religious beliefs
  • ethnic or cultural background
  • education level
  • career

Success Rates of Sperm Donation

Sperm donation is associated with fairly good pregnancy success rates. However, success rates to depend upon the type of procedure used and the health and the health of the woman undergoing treatment. Average pregnancy rates are 13% per cycle, while average live birth rates are 11% per cycle.


Table of Contents
1. Sperm Donation
2. What to look for in a sperm donor
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