If infertility is due to a complete lack of sperm, pregnancy can be achieved using donor sperm obtained from a certified sperm bank, (RMIA is NOT a sperm bank) where donors are appropriately screened and the sperm is quarantined.
Donor sperm is commonly needed by:
- Single women
- Same-sex female couples
- Heterosexual couples with severe male factor infertility
As a patient of RMIA, you may choose to obtain cryopreserved donor sperm from the cryobank of your choosing. However, as all cryobanks are not the same in terms of their standards, it becomes your responsibility to thoroughly investigate any sperm bank you may be considering. For example, you must ensure that all specimens from a particular sperm bank are free from infectious disease, etc. You must also be aware that most sperm banks offer both “standard” and “pre-washed” specimens. There is no obvious advantage to choosing either of these options, as the price for sperm preparation and intrauterine insemination at RMIA is the same for both. RMIA does not advocate any particular sperm bank. We do however receive a majority of our donor sperm from Cryogenic Laboratories, a local facility. If you are interested in exploring this option, please visit www.cryolab.com.
You are responsible for the selection and purchase of donor sperm, and for its transportation to RMIA. Once the donor sperm is received at RMIA, you will be charged a monthly storage fee of $60. RMIA follows ASRM’s guidelines that recommends all third party reproduction complete a psychological assessment. RMIA will provide a list of psychologists that specialize in infertility.