Sperm donation or sperm transplantation is an IVF application which is made by using bank sperm (donor sperm) for a couple which cannot have a baby with their own sperm cells (in Azoospermic patients) or which has health risks to become pregnant (carrying a genetic or contagious disease).
Sperm donation is also a way of treatment which is frequently preferred by the single women who would like to get pregnant without a man or without getting married. The success rate in sperm donation varies based on the future mother’s age, egg reserves, quality of the embryos.
Today, there are ongoing stem cell studies for the sperm production for azoospermic patients. However, none of the countries have arrived the phase of implementation in treatment. Therefore, sperm donation treatment turns out to be the single alternative way of treatment in case no positive result is obtained after implementing sperm search techniques such as Micro-TESE, TESE, TESA, MESA, PESA.
When we consider the treated couples in general, they tread their path based on the result obtained after trying Micro-TESE, TESA and TESE for the last time at our center in Cyprus. If sperm cell is found during the treatment, normal IVF treatment is resumed and if no sperm cell is found the treatment can be adjusted as the sperm donation with the sperm sample selected from the bank.
Those who do not have healthy eggs can also consider egg donation.
Sperm donation treatment has been legally implemented in Cyprus for many years. The success rates, treatment costs, accommodation; transport, chance to have a holiday, the experience and the technology has made Cyprus a center of attraction for sperm donation treatment.
Particularly, the patients living in Turkey prefer to be treated in Cyprus because it does not require a passport to come to TRNC and because language is not an obstacle and most importantly because the treatment is much cheaper than European countries.
Sperm donation is the most frequently referred donation treatment after egg donation. You can learn your expected success rate in relation to your treatment from our success rates section.
• Poor quality sperm or no sperm in man
• Genetic disease in man
• Woman without a male partner
• Men with Klinefelter’s Syndrome
This technique enables two females to actively share the IVF process, one of them being the egg provider for the baby and the other one is biological mother carrying the baby.
The sperm samples selected from the bank for sperm donation are the sperms which were previously scanned for all routine contagious and genetic diseases, and fertilization proven. The blood group compatibility and physical characteristics compatibility are obtained in line with the demands of the couples applying for the treatment and sperm is determined for the treatment. The sperms that are used for sperm donation are supplied from the sperm banks in the countries such as the United States and Denmark.
HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Cystic Fibrosis, Thalassemia and Karyotype (46 XY) scans are made in order to prevent future problems in the bank sperms that are used for sperm donation.
Sperm donors could be sperm donors by undergoing several procedures. This process is managed meticulously.
• A research is conducted to cover the medical history, medical history of their families and detailed sexual background. For example: Men with chronic or genetic disorders such as epilepsy, heart diseases, asthma, rheumatism or psychiatric disorders in their families are not admitted as donors.
• Good physical and mental health is determined through examinations and tests.
• Vital tests including blood tests, sperm samples are repeated multiple times.
Receiver’s Pre-treatment and Follow-up in Sperm Donation
A preparation protocol is determined based on the woman’s age and egg reserves after the tests and examination necessary for IVF treatment and the pretreatment is started with the follow-up of the future mother in her own country by her own doctor or another doctor recommended by us. The pretreatment starts on the 2nd or 3rd day of the menstrual bleeding of the woman, and the treatment takes about 10-15 days. In this process, the purpose is to stimulate and reproduce several maturing egg cells of the woman in the menstrual cycle by means of medication and increase the couple’s success in IVF process.
Tests to be taken from the Future Mother:
1. FSH, LH, E2, PRL (To be made on the 2nd or 3rd day of the menstrual bleeding)
2. TSH, T3, T4 tests
3. Complete Blood Count
4. Fasting Blood Glucose
5. Urea, SGOT, SGPT
6. PTZ, INR, APTT
7. Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D
8. Blood Group Analysis
9. HbsAg, Anti-HBc total, Anti-HCV, HIV, VDRL
10. Pelvic Ultrasound Report, (USG or HSG)
Information asked from the Future Mother:
1. The last date of menstrual period (first day)
2. The decision for the treatment period
Tests asked from the Future Father:
1. TESE or Micro-TESE Report if existing Before
2. Blood Group Analysis
3. FSH, LH hormone analyses
4. Physical characteristics and photo of the future father is requested for social consistence.
In sperm donation, upon the completion of the woman’s pretreatment, the couple’s 1-week Cyprus trip is planned to start the treatment.
Usually nothing is made on the 1st day; the couple arrives at the airport and taken to the hotel to take a rest. The future mother is asked not eat and drink 6 hours before the egg collection process under anesthesia.
On the 2nd day, the hospital’s car will take our patients from the hotel and bring them to the clinic according to the time of the egg collection (OPU). The woman enters the egg collection process (OPU) under anesthesia at our hospital. The couple is asked about their choice in sperm donor and the bank sperm is determined. Then, fertility is made through microinjection and the IVF process starts.
Our patients will take a rest on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th days and wait for the development process of their embryos.
On the 7th day, the couple is transported by our hospital’s car to our hospital for embryo transfer in a timely manner. The patients are given information about the development of the embryos and then the patient is expected to have a full bladder to be put into the transfer process. 2-3 embryos in good quality are selected and the transfer is made to the woman accompanied by the ultrasound. After the transfer process, the patient rests in her room at the hospital for 2 hours and then taken back to hotel.
On the 8th day, the couple is taken to the airport according to their flight time by our car. During the whole treatment, flight tickets, transport and accommodation are provided by our hospital and the patients only need to concentrate on their treatment.
Sperm donation treatment is determined by Bhcg hormone analysis 12 days after the embryo. During this time, the woman should avoid heavy labor and sexual intercourse. If the pregnancy test is positive, the patient will continue as instructed and make an appointment with a gynecologist for the first ultrasound examination. If the pregnancy test is negative, the medications are quitted and we will be waiting for the menstrual bleeding.
Cyprus is one of the most preferred regions in IVF treatment and the state policies’ giving IVF centers some elbow room, IVF centers’ following the latest techniques and price and quality combined are among the reasons. There are several factors influencing the variability in the sperm donation prices in Cyprus. Please contact us to get information about these factors and learn the exact price.
In sperm donation, sperms are obtained from licensed sperm banks. In sperm banks, a donor can be selected based on the hair color, eye color, skin color, height, weight, education level and blood group type.
The sperms that are used at our IVF center in Cyprus are supplied from the sperm banks which are reliable and quality proven worldwide. You can contact us to learn about the sperm bank prices in Cyprus in 2023.
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