IVF treatment using donor sperm

Our thorough matching process will help you find your perfect donor.   

Sometimes, using your own sperm in 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 same-sex couple. If that’s the case, we could still help you start or grow your family by using donor sperm with your IVF.  

Could IVF with donor sperm be right for me?

Our sperm donor programme is available to:

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.

If you’re looking for information about donating your sperm, you can find more about that here.

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.

What does IVF with donor sperm involve?

The first step is to match you with a donor. 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:

  • Have good sperm counts
  • Are aged between 18 and 40 years
  • Are in good health
  • 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. Or, if you’re looking for information about how to become a sperm donor, go here.