A Directed Donor is a man storing sperm for use by a known recipient that he is not sexually intimate with. The usual recipient is usually either a woman without a male partner who would like to have a child with sperm from an individual they know or a women who is in a relationship with a male partner who is not able to produce sperm.
The process of qualifying the Directed Donor involves the following:
- Obtaining a physical examination of the Directed Donor, as well as blood testing for indications of sexually transmissible diseases.
- A complete medical history, both individual and family, including first-degree and second-degree relatives.
- Genetic testing for major genetic disorders in consultation with a geneticist.
- Psychological evaluation and counseling to access psychological risks and evaluate for financial and emotional coercion.
- Evaluation of the semen specimen
- Obtaining informed consents and discussion with the Recipient, Recipient’s Partner (if any) and Directed Donor about the results of the evaluation and use of the specimens.
- Quarantine of cryopreserved specimens as required by state regulations.
Please call with any questions 516-487-2700. Our expert staff can usually answer most of your questions. Our Medical and Laboratory Director, Bruce R. Gilbert MD, PhD, HCLD, is also available for phone consultations.