Donor Sperm Available
Who uses donor sperm at CRGW? Where can I order donor sperm from?
There are several reasons why a patient / couple require treatment with donor sperm. CRGW have treated many patients / couples with donor sperm for for different reasons. These reasons may include:
- Some men do not produce sperm at all and this inabilty to produce sperm cannot be overcome with medication or surgery
- There may be a genetic reason in the male for not passing on particular attributes to the next generation.
- A man may have had a vasectomy or failed vasectomy reversal and wishes not to have surgical sperm retrieval
- Same sex female couples
- Single women
In all these circumstances patients / couples decide to use donor sperm which is matched as closely as possible to their chosen physical characteristics. CRGW have several donor sperm options available to such patients:
- CRGW Cardiff has its own in house sperm donors*
- European Sperm Bank in Denmark is used by both Cardiff and Plymouth
- Xytex in the USA is used by Cardiff
- Patients can source their own donor. This can be a family member or a friend.
Xytex in the USA is used by Cardiff
*Please note that currently most CRGW donors are allocated to families, pregnancy slots or pregnant women. We are continually recruiting new donors in an attempt to meet current demand. CRGW donor availability can therefore change on a weekly basis. We will be able to discuss current availibility with you when we have ascertained the treatment that you require.
Regulation of donor sperm
Choosing sperm for your treatment
For patients looking for characteristics that our current donors do not match we collaborate with Xytex in the United States and the European Sperm Bank in Scandinavia. Once registered with us, you can purchase UK approved donor sperm samples from either of these clinics and the sperm samples will be sent to and stored here at CRGW. We currently only accept donor sperm samples from either of these two clinics or from other UK clinics.
I'm ordering sperm from ESB. How / what do I order?
I'm ordering sperm from Xytex. How / what do I order?
How much does donor sperm cost?
Prices below are accurate as of November 2018 but please check CRGW price list or contact ESB or Xytex directly for current charges which are subject to change without notice.
|CRGW||IUI, IVF, ICSI||£495|
|Pregnancy slot (refundable if an when you have used all units / embryos created with these units and not achieved a pregnancy||£500|
|ESB||IUI (intra uterine insemination)||ICI (intra cervical insemination)|
|Donor based in Denmark||€589||€559|
|Donor based in US||€689||€659|
|IUI G2 per unit||€412,30||€391,30|
|Shipping||€295 – irrespective of number of units|
|Pregnancy slot||€500 (refundable if an when you have used all units / embryos created with these units and not acheived a pregnancy|
Routine ESB samples have 20 million motile sperm per vial. G2 vials are 10-19 million motile.
|Identity Disclosure select:||$625||$525||$325|
|Identity Disclosure xyGene:||$935||$835||$425|
|Identity Disclosure -xyLimited:||$625||$525||$325|
Xytex Identity Disclosure - Select: Higher amounts of inventory, lower cost.
Xytex Identity Disclosure - xyGene: Tested for over 100 genetic conditions.
Xytex Identity Disclosure - xyLimited: World wide limit of 15 families.
More information on donor sperm and donor conceived children?
Donor-conceived people and their parents can apply to the HFEA for information held about their donor and genetic siblings on the Donor Register. The HFEA also have a dedicated support service for donor-conceived people who are considering, or are actively getting in touch with, their donor or donor-conceived siblings. For more information please click here.