Treatment with donor sperm is available for heterosexual and same sex couples and single women. This treatment can be either carried out by intra uterine insemination (IUI) or In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF/ICSI).
Sperm donors can be known or anonymous.
Known donors might be friends or relatives who may wish to donate. A known donor and their partner would both have the opportunity to have implications counselling to ensure they are both comfortable with the process.
For patients who opt to use anonymous donors, we work with a number of independent sperm banks both abroad and in the UK. We will provide you with the list of sperm banks we work with, as well as the information about ordering the samples that you require.
In certain cases, patients need to embark on treatment using donated sperm or eggs. Patients may have relatives or friends who may wish to donate. These are known donors. A known donor and their partner would both have the opportunity to have implications counselling to ensure they are both comfortable with the process.
For patients who opt to use anonymous donors, we work with a number of independent organisations that specialise in sourcing donors. We will provide you with the guidance and put you in contact with these organisations. These organisations will work with you to match a donor that your requirements.
We work with a selection of donor organisations and advise patients to explore their options and find an organisation that suits them.
One of the organisations we work in partnership with is Altrui, who provide a coordinated approach to egg donation treatment provided here in the UK. Altrui specialises in finding and looking after altruistic egg donors – taking great care to make the process as easy as possible and as rewarding an experience for everyone, including donors, recipients, and the Altrui and clinic teams. Altrui have over 25 years’ experience working with fertility and have first-hand knowledge and understanding of exactly what is involved for recipients and donors.