Build your family with the help of a sperm donor
At Dominion Fertility, we understand the importance of making sure sperm donors are thoroughly screened and evaluated, so you can make an informed decision with confidence. When utilizing donor sperm, it’s important to work with a reputable commercial sperm bank that provides thorough screening of donors, acquires in-depth medical histories, and gathers personal information to help guide your donor choice.
Our team is here to help you through donor sperm process and answer any questions or concerns that you may have along the way.
Are Sperm Donors Right For You?
Low Sperm Count
Couples in which the male partner has a very low sperm count (oligospermia) or no sperm at all (azoospermia)
Sperm donation provides a safe and secure way for single mothers to build their family on their own timeline.
Donor sperm is a great option for lesbian couples and other LGBTQ+ individuals or couples that don’t produce sperm. We are proud to be an LGBTQ+ friendly fertility clinic and are committed to providing safe and inclusive care.
Trusted Sperm Donors
There are many reputable commercial sperm banks that provide patients with a list of available donors and their characteristics. These sperm banks have rigorous protocols in place to ensure a safe experience.
Please confirm with your IVF Coordinator, which Sperm Bank you would like to use, to ensure we can accept sperm from them.
Using Sperm Donors
After a sperm donor is chosen and the donor and sperm sample have undergone all screening and testing, the frozen sperm is shipped to your physician’s office. Intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in-vitro fertilization (IVF) are two common assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures that can be used with donated sperm.
IUI with Donor Sperm
During an IUI, sperm from a donor is collected and washed, and then inserted into the uterus of the intended mother (or a gestational surrogate) using a thin, flexible catheter. The goal of this procedure is to increase the number of sperm that reach the fallopian tubes, where fertilization of the egg can occur.
IUI is often used for couples with infertility caused by issues with the sperm, such as low sperm count or poor sperm motility. IUI with donor sperm is also a typical first treatment for lesbian couples or single mothers by choice.
IVF with Donor Sperm
During an IVF cycle, eggs are retrieved from the intended mother (or an egg donor) and fertilized with sperm from a donor in a laboratory dish. The resulting embryos are then transferred to the uterus of the intended mother (or a gestational surrogate) with the goal of achieving a pregnancy. IVF is often used for couples with infertility caused by issues with the eggs, such as poor egg quality or low egg reserve.