Donor service is conducted as a part of the fertility treatment and can help many who are unable to become parents naturally. There are three donor programs, namely egg donation, sperm donation and embryo donation.
People may choose to use donor sperm for a variety of reasons. If the male partner is sterile and therefore unable to provide a sperm sample for use in intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF), single women who want children may take advantage of donor sperm to help them have the children. It may also be used to avoid passing on a genetic disease or disorder that is carried by the male.
Donating sperms / egg is a generous act that will enable childless to fulfill their dream of having a family. For many individuals and couples, using donor sperms and egg is their only chance of having a baby.
Highlights to become a donor:-
Age should be between 21 – 45 years
No history of any significant medical or genetic illness and STD
Anyone who is in good physical and mental health and a good character background
The person should be willing to keep in contact with the IVF centre for minimum period of 6 months.
Age should be between 21 – 35 years
Previous successful pregnancy
Free from any major medical / genetic disorder and STD
You are suitable to become an embryo donor if:
the woman (or egg donor) was aged between 18 and 35 when the embryos were created
the man (or sperm donor) was aged between 18 and 40 when the embryos were created
both the man and woman (or donors) are free from transmissible diseases
there is no higher risk of transferring a prion-related disease
you have two or more embryos in storage.
How are donors screened?
Each potential donor is thoroughly screened in order to minimize the risks of transmitting infectious diseases. All donors are assessed medically and donors and their partners (if applicable) are counselled regarding the future implications of donation.