For couples or individuals struggling with male infertility, you can access PFCLA’s sperm donation services to experience the possibility of starting your parenthood journey.
Best candidates for receiving sperm donations
Here are some examples of viable participants for our sperm donations services:
- Couples struggling with male factor infertility
- Couples or single individuals looking to avoid passing a potential genetic disorder from a male counterpart
- Single women
- Same-sex couples
Understanding the sperm donation process
Regardless of whom you select as your sperm donor, whether a close friend, relative or anonymous donor through a sperm bank, rest assured that we only select the best quality sperm. Here's what happens during a sperm donation process for anonymous sperm donors:
- Sperm donors test for HIV and any communicable diseases.
- If results are negative, the sperm donors provide semen, which is then tested using the semen analysis processes by our physicians.
- Semen is then collected and frozen in liquid nitrogen (sperm cryopreservation).
- The sample will remain frozen for a six-month quarantine period, until it’s selected for artificial insemination or other fertility procedure.
Your sperm donor selection process
Choosing a sperm donor is a significant step in the fertility journey. But don't worry, our experts are here to provide you with everything you need to know before the selection process. Here's what to expect:
- You'll be asked to consider securing a sperm donor through a nationally certified sperm bank or by asking a friend or family member
- Your doctor will discuss information from the sperm banks regarding the sperm donors, and how it compares to your specific requirements (hair color, height, race, education and interests)
- Your doctor will also discuss medical and genetic implications of using a sperm donor