Sperm Donation

Sperm donation is the treatment of choice when the husband’s sperm is unable to fertilize the egg.

Sperm donation is the treatment of choice when the husband’s sperm is unable to fertilize the egg. This is most common if production of spermatozoa is severely impaired or absent, often caused by sperm damage following surgery, radiation or chemotherapy. Sperm donation also gives the opportunity to single women and homosexual couples to have children, depending on the laws of each country.

Choosing a donor: We currently have our own donor bank, the Mediterranean Fertility Bank, that you can choose from. We also have sperm donors in house from Seattle Sperm Bank, offering a bigger variety of ethnicities. Alternatively, we cooperate with various European and American sperm banks, giving us a wide choice of sperm donors both anonymous and non-anonymous. The choice of the donor depends entirely on the patient that will be advised to review several donor profiles before making a final decision.

If a prospective recipient is choosing a donor from our donor bank, she will need to complete a form providing details of both her and her partner’s characteristics in order to register with the sperm donation program. The donor bank coordinator will then try to match the couple with a potential donor according to their characteristics, hair colour, height, weight, blood type and skin colour. No pictures of the donor can be provided. The recipient either approves the donor or requests another matching.

If a recipient is choosing a donor from an international donor bank, the couple only needs to inform our center of their decision and we will guide you though the whole process of ordering donor sperm and having treatment.

The procedure

Anonymity: For patients residing in Cyprus, the donation system is Anonymous (the donor and the recipient remain anonymous throughout the procedure for ever these after). For patients residing abroad, we have to follow the system enforced in their country. This means that if their system is Non-Anonymous or Open for donors, the offspring can access identifying information for the donor and meet with them once they are 18 years old. You can decide which donation systems you can opt for.