Arizona Center for Fertility Studies has a long-standing and very successful donor sperm program. Donor sperm may be used in a number of situations:
We can assist patients looking to conceive using anonymous donor sperm from a certified cryobank or sperm obtained from a known donor.
Arizona Center for Fertility Studies works with a number of certified cryobanks and is happy to facilitate the use of donor sperm from any cryobank you choose. It is worth noting that the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) sets the highest standards for certification by cryobanks. To be accredited by the AATB the tissue bank must submit to comprehensive on-site inspections. These inspections are designed to ensure that the bank is professionally managed, appropriately staffed, and has put in place policies and procedures to provide consistent quality of care. Arizona Center for Fertility Studies recommends sperm banks that are accredited by the AATB.
The cryobanks that we work with offer a broad and varied selection of donors to choose from with all different physical characteristics and ethnic backgrounds.
Sperm bank donors are hand-picked and screened intensely, following all FDA guidelines, before being accepted into these various donor programs. Potential donors are subjected to an exhaustive medical, genetic, and psychological screening - as well as a detailed examination of their background and family medical history. Screening is detailed and far-reaching to ensure that recipients are provided “the best of the best."
Prior to doing donor sperm insemination, Arizona Center for Fertility Studies follows all guidelines by the FDA concerning the use of third party tissue, including donor sperm, donor eggs, or donor embryos. These guidelines are established for the safety of the woman and her partner, and Arizona Center for Fertility Studies will not do donor sperm insemination before all testing on the woman and her partner is done; nor should a woman have donor insemination at any facility that does not complete the appropriate testing.
Insemination can be performed in a woman's natural cycle or on a stimulated cycle with oral or injectable fertility medications. Fertility medications will often be recommended when there is an ovulatory disorder or when underlying female infertility is suspected. Women with no underlying infertility will often choose natural cycle IUI because they are equally likely to become pregnant without medications and are less likely to have a complicated or high-risk pregnancy due to twins or triplets. We always discuss the pros and cons of each treatment option with our patients and let them choose what best suits their individual needs.
If you want to learn more about our Donor Sperm Program, call your ACFS fertility team today at (480) 860-4792.