Screening Standards for Sperm Donors

    Each of our Sperm donors have been selected, screened and assessed in accordance with Cryos’ extensive quality assurance and operational procedures as well as policies for donor recruitment.  


      

    Sperm donor candidates complete a comprehensive medical questionnaire and participate in an in-depth interview with a set of questions aims at identifying candidates with risk behaviors, symptoms of disease and family medical history. The medical exam also includes a background check.  

    In addition to this, we test the quality of the sperm and a thorough physical examination of the candidate is carried out by one of our healthcare professionals. Seasonal screening is also done for Zika, and donors will be deferred if they have visited any Zika-prone areas. 

    Sperm donor candidates are tested in accordance with the FDA guidance for infectious diseases. We also test for 46 genetic diseases. Candidates with a family history of serious hereditary mental and/or physical diseases are rejected. Donors are also screened for normal karyotype.  

    Country specific requirements (Standards)

    Cryos is licensed according to the FDA and can deliver donor sperm within the USA as well as export outside of the USA. Most countries have different legislations regarding the use of sperm donors, including requirements in the selection and screening of sperm donors. During the screening process, all sperm donors at Cryos are therefore being selected, screened, and released for clinical use in specific countries or areas.

    When creating a free account online and indicating your treatment country, it enables us to show you only the donors that comply with the regulations in that specific country. 

    Learn more about the country specific requirements (Standards)

     

    How we handle a discovered genetic condition in a donor or a child.  

    If a child is reported to have a discovered condition based off the genetic standing of the donor, the donor is then removed from the roster and put on hold during analysis and investigation.  

    Looking into the reported condition, if it is found that the donor might be the cause of the condition then the condition is registered on the donor’s files and summary of records whereas consent must be signed before using the genetic material of the donor.  

    If it is found that the donor is not the cause of the reported condition in the donor child, then the donor’s genetic material is released back onto the database for further use.  

    We understand the importance of a clear and concise donor process and work diligently to understand and meet the needs of every client.