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How to select a donor

It is important to know that your clinical file must be complete before you can order donor sperm. It is your responsibility to check with the coordination department that your file is complete.
 
To help you select a donor that most closely resembles you, you will have access to certain information, such as the donor’s hair colour, eye colour, and height. The donor’s blood type is also provided (see table below for more information). This page contains all the information you need to make an informed decision.

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BLOOD TYPE

Blood type can be an important factor in your decision. If you plan on telling your child that you used an anonymous sperm donor, then the donor’s blood type is not really an issue. However, if you do not plan to disclose this information, the donor’s blood type should then match that of your male partner. The table below indicates which donor blood types are best suited according to the respective blood types of the couple undergoing insemination.
 
Blood type of the donor is medically important to women who are Rh negative (Rh-), since they may develop antibodies to a fandus that is Rh positive. This situation should be discussed with your physician before selecting a donor.
 

 

If the couple’s blood types are: The donor’s blood type may be:
A and A A or O
A and B Any type
A and O A or O
B and B B or O
B and O B or O
O and O Must be O
If the woman is AB and the man is: The donor’s blood type may be:
A Any type
B Any type
O Must be O
AB Any type
If the man is AB and the woman is: The donor’s blood type may be:
A AB but not O *
B AB but not O *
O AB but not O *
AB Any type
* Blood type A or blood type B could be used. However, if both the donor and the recipient contribute the gene for blood type O, the child will have blood type O, an outcome that would be impossible for the couple.

RECOMMENDED SPERM BANKS

We recommend the following donor sperm banks:

 

 

These banks offer a wide selection of donors and their catalogues are available online. The banks have all the necessary information needed to ship units directly to clinique ovo, which is generally done within a few days after placing an order.

 

PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO ORDER DONOR UNITS. WE CAN STORE YOUR UNITS UNTIL THEY ARE REQUIRED FOR YOUR TREATMENT. LAST-MINUTE ORDERS MAY NOT ARRIVE ON TIME.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU CAN ONLY ORDER UNITS FROM ONE DONOR AT A TIME AND THAT UNITS FROM MULTIPLE DONORS WILL BE REFUSED.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The recommended sperm banks offer additional information, including photos and detailed personal profiles, for an extra fee. However, not all donors will have photos. The icons next to the donor code will tell you whether or not photos are available. To purchase photos or a donor profile, contact the company directly.

SHIPPING AND STORAGE FEES

Remember that you will have to pay for the transport of the samples, and therefore we recommend that you consider buying more than one sample at a time in that case. If you become pregnant immediately, it will not be possible to return the extra samples. We can, however, keep the samples for you at clinique ovo in order to be used for sibling pregnancies in the future, free of charge for the first year. An invoice will be sent to you after one year, to cover the fees for the next year.

WASHED OR UNWASHED UNITS

Sperm is available in washed or unwashed form. We recommend that you order unwashed units because they are less expensive; we will do the washing here at clinique ovo. However, it is important to note that most units are available only in washed form; they are more expensive but make no difference to the outcome of your treatment.

 

The prices charged by the sperm banks are subject to change without prior notice. Payment must be made directly to the bank. The purchase or donor sperm units constitute an agreement between the patient and the sperm bank.

REPORTING A BIRTH

It is very important, for both clinique ovo and the sperm banks, that you report your pregnancy and live birth. This allows us to keep track of the number of births from each donor, thus limiting the number of pregnancies per donor.