Fertility Care in Northern Ireland
Donor sperm is sourced by you with Origin’s guidance. Origin currently has strong relationships with several donor sperm banks.
If you have decided to use donor sperm, the next step is to select the donor sperm with Origin’s guidance.
You could choose to use donor sperm if:
Sperm donors are generally men who are in good health. They come from a broad cross section of society and falls within the age category of 18-45
The donor sperm is sourced by you with Origin’s guidance. Origin obtains donor sperm from several sources, but patients usually find their chosen donor from either Cryos International, The European Sperm Bank or Xytex Cryo International
Donors are assessed by genetic and infectious disease screening which includes the following:
Origin will be able to advise you on donor assessments
Please see HFEA documents for donor sperm guidance
Patients will purchase their donor sperm directly from the sperm bank who charge between £150 to £400 per straw / ampoule depending on quality and type. You are likely to need 2 straws or ampoules per treatment for In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and 3 straws or ampoules per course of 3 Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) unless otherwise advised by Origin
Yes, but there will be a fee for this after one year of storage.
Any unused donor sperm will be stored until the expiry of the donor storage consent – this is normally 10 years. The remaining donor sperm cannot be returned or resold.