Sperm donation is used when the husband’s sperm is unable to fertilize the egg or when a single woman wants to have a child.
It might not be possible to use a man’s sperm when 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, from where you can choose a sperm donor. This is a group of donors from multinational ethnicities due to the large number of international students and expat workers.
We are also the representatives of Seattle Sperm Bank in Cyprus. This gives us access to many more ethnicities to satisfy every patient’s needs.
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 who will be advised to review several donor profiles before making a final decision.
In order to send you good matching donors, we ask that you fill out Form 2, which can be downloaded by pressing the button below. In this form you will provide some physical characteristics, as well as the donor’s desired characteristics. A dedicated donor coordinator will use phenotypic matching to find a donor that matches those characteristics such as hair color, eye color, height, blood type and skin tone.
If you choose to use your own donor bank, you can just provide us with the details of the bank and we will take care of the rest. We will coordinate with the bank to ship the sperm to our center and prepare the woman recipient for IVF treatment.
For patients residing in Cyprus, the donation system is Anonymous (the donor and the recipient remain anonymous throughout the procedure and forever thereafter). No pictures of the donor can be provided as per legislation in Cyprus. For patients residing abroad, the anonymity status of the donor depends on the legislation of their country.