About Sperm Banking
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How is Sperm Banking carried out?
Who is a suitable candidate for Sperm Banking?
- The man (called the sperm donor) is tested and screened at a sperm bank clinic for donor suitability.
- Once accepted, he produces a deposit of sperm at the clinic by masturbation.
- The clinic takes the deposit to the laboratory for analysis.
- The sperm deposit is evaluated for sperm count and sperm motility.
- The sperm is also screened for infectious diseases.
- Sperm may be prepared for use in IVF, ICI or IUI fertility procedures.
- The deposit is transferred into vials which are stored (frozen) in liquid nitrogen for at least six months before being made available for use.
- Sperm banking keeps a stock of sperm from a donor so that women may have the choice of additional children from the same donor.
Men who wish to store their own sperm for their own use in the future because they are undergoing chemotherapy, surgery for testicular or prostate cancer or a vasectomy, or they have a high-risk occupation.
Days admitted : None
Anesthesia : None
Risks : - Sperm may not suitable to be used in artificial insemination.
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