Reservation of Donor Semen

Reservation of Donor Semen

Reservation of donor semen, don't risk to change donor in the middle of a treatment program ensure genetic siblings.

When you have selected your donor don't risk that we are sold out in the middle of your treatment process. Averagely 5-6 cycle treatments are needed in order to achieve pregnancy. Therefore it is recommended to reserve sufficient amount of straws before the treatment starts.

After you have given birth to a child you might want to have more children. The question is then whether it is possible to receive semen from the same donor? Often this is not possible, because the particular donor will be sold out by that time.

The benefits of using the same donor for future pregnancies are obvious:

  • The children will be 100% genetically related and therefore have the best chance of having similar features.
  • The donor was successful. You became pregnant by use of this particular donor. Not all donors and recipients will "match" biologically together and result in a pregnancy.
  • You will know what to expect.
  • Some children might develop identity problems later in life if they are told about the donor insemination. It might, however, help them if they are 100% genetically related to their brothers or sisters.

In order to avoid both situations, it is recommended to make a reservation of semen already when you order the semen first time; or latest when the pregnancy has been confirmed. If you have questions our staff will guide you through the difficult process regarding quality, quantity and storage period.

See also:

Information Included in the Donor Characteristic and Release Form

Conditional Screening

Donor Screening

Pregnancy Rate Using Donor Semen

Types of Donors

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