IVF using donor sperm
Sometimes, using your own sperm in your fertility treatment just isn’t an option – whether that’s because you’re having trouble with male fertility, or because you’re a single woman or female couple. If that’s the case, we could still help you start your family by using donor sperm with IVF.
Could IVF with donor sperm be right for me?
Our sperm donor programme is available to:
- Couples with male fertility problems.
While for some choosing IVF with donor sperm is the only option, for others it’s not always an easy decision to make. That’s why we’ll be with you every step of the way, using counselling and support networks to help you decide what’s right for you.
What does IVF with donor sperm involve?
The first step is to match you with a donor. One of the key reasons for choosing to have your IVF at CARE is that you get access to the UK's leading sperm bank. Once you’ve told us what you’re looking for, we’ll match you with someone who fits your profile as closely as possible.
We’ve selected every one of our donors very carefully, and each is fully screened and registered with the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). All donors:
- Are aged between 18 and 40 years
- Have no personal or family history of genetically inherited conditions
- Have no sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Once we’ve helped you to choose a donor, we’ll use one of two types of treatment: donor insemination (DI) and IVF with donor sperm. If you or your partner are dealing with any female fertility problems, like blocked Fallopian tubes, we’ll suggest IVF with donor sperm; otherwise, we should be able to treat you with DI.
If you’d like to know more about treatment with donor sperm, contact us or get in touch with your local clinic.