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  5. What is Sperm Donation?

Sperm donation is a method applied to couples who want to become parents, but the father cannot provide the sperm, or maybe the female is single so does not have a partner. For couples infertility should be diagnosed before sperm donation treatment is considered.
Sperm donation is the donation of sperm from one male, the sperm is then used to inseminate the eggs of the female patient.

Why Sperm Donation?

A couple may require sperm donation for a number of reasons, Azoospermia being one of them. It is a condition where there is not enough sperm or no sperm cells in the semen to ensure fertilization of the female egg. Other reasons include previous urogenital infections, congenital anomalies, hormonal disorders, immune system disorders, varicocele, undescended testes, pre-existing chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments, cystic fibrosis, traumas or previous febrile diseases.

At the same time, sperm donation may be discussed in the case of presence of contagious sexual or genetic diseases such as HIV in men as well as couples and single women who want to rule out the risks related to consanguineous marriage

Selecting a sperm donor

Only sperm samples obtained from licensed sperm banks that can operate abroad can be used under legislation in North Cyprus.

The donors are subjected to strict rules and rigorous testing, they are only accepted by the sperm bank once this process is complete and the donors prove of no risk. The most important thing to remember when selecting a donor of either egg or sperm is that you should both be of the same blood group and type to avoid any obstacles later on in life.

What are the steps of Sperm Donation treatment?

The process of sperm donation begins when the person or couple wishing to have a child contacts the hospital. The first step is to have a telephone consultation with one of our doctors, during this consultation they will assess your suitability and learn your background and medical history. They will advise you of any testing to be carried out.

Once the tests have been performed and the doctor has seen the results the treatment protocol can be prepared, treatment will start on day 2 of your menstrual cycle, once the mother – to- be is fully prepared a trigger injection will be given and 36 hours later egg collection will take place.

Prior to this time the mother – to – be will need to have intermittent ultrasounds and tests.

Once the eggs are collected they will be inseminated with the donor sperm and monitored closely over a 5 day period in our embryology laboratory. Embryo transfer can then take place when required. If following the transfer there are any remaining embryos these can be stored and maintained at an extra cost. Detailed genetic analysis is also available upon request. The treatment itself takes around 12 – 14 days, but like all treatments is dependent on the patient’s response to the medication. On the 12th day after the embryo transfer is completed, Beta HCG levels are checked in the blood of the expectant mother to check whether pregnancy has occurred.

Why British Cyprus IVF Hospital?

British Cyprus IVF Hospital has a professional team specialising in donation treatment and has many years of experience. Thanks to our long history, we have the largest donor pool in the region. Thus finding a suitable donor should not be a problem. If you prefer, we can choose the donor that most physically resembles you. All of our sperm donors have undergone the necessary tests, as well as being examined in detail and evaluated by psychologists.

Our patient (s) can choose the physical characteristics of the donor such as age, height, weight and facial features. If desired they can also choose the personality traits as well as the donor’s ethnic origin, education, career, talent and hobbies. At the same time, the physical similarities of the donor and the patient (s) can also be matched.

After the donor selection has taken place a comprehensive health screening is performed again. Diseases that are likely to be passed on to the mother and child are tested. Chromosome analysis and sexually transmitted diseases are also screened. As in all other procedures each step is performed by experienced physicians.

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