If the male partner suffers from the complete absence of sperms or azoospermia, then the female partner may use donor sperm. IVF doctors in Mumbai can suggest undergoing a testicular biopsy to retrieve the sperms if present from the testicles.
The retrieved sperms can be used for IUI or IVF treatment. If sperm retrieval is not possible, the couple can opt for another option: the donor sperm procedure in Mumbai.
Saraogi Hospital, one of the leading IVF centre in Mumbai, provides a chance for couples who have a complete absence of sperms or single women or lesbians to conceive through donor sperm procedure in Mumbai.
Finding a sperm donor is usually more convenient and less costly than having an egg donor. That doesn't mean that using a sperm donor is a simple choice.
After all, you'll be selecting half of your child's DNA, so this is the moment to be choosy. There are also ethical and emotional issues to consider, like whether or not to have the donor in your child's life.
Continue reading to know more about the donor sperm procedure in Mumbai.
What is the concept of donor sperm?
A man who donates his semen sample to a woman or couple attempting to conceive is known as a sperm donor. The woman or the couple can use an anonymous donor or known donor (friend or relative).
Who is a good choice for donor sperm procedure in Mumbai?
- A heterosexual couple with severe male factor infertility can use donor sperm.
- A single woman or lesbian couple can also choose to use donor sperm.
Sperm Donor Requirements
Before men can donate sperm, they must fulfil several criteria.
Generally, it applies to men who:
- Age between 18 to 39 years.
- Don't have diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C.
- Don't have specific genetic abnormalities such as cystic fibrosis.
- Don't have a history of alcohol or substance addiction or other signs of it.
- Don't suffer from specific psychological disorders such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.
- Some sperm banks have additional criteria, such as height, education level, job status, and other factors that differ by the sperm bank. Some also check for criminal backgrounds.
How much will it cost for a donor sperm procedure in Mumbai?
The cost of donor sperm procedure in Mumbai varies from clinic to clinic. Usually, a vial cost around Rs 3,000 to Rs 6,000. However, IVF treatment using the donor sperm will approximately cost Rs.1,30,000 to Rs.2,50,000. Compared to IVF, IUI using donor sperm will be inexpensive.
How is the donor sperm procedure in Mumbai at Saraogi Hospital performed?
Step I: Initial Consultation and Scan:
The initial step in the sperm donation process is to come to the clinic for a scan and consultation. The doctor will recommend a personalized treatment plan based on the scan findings.
Step II: Blood tests:
In this appointment, the sperm donor will need to have blood work for detecting sexually transmitted diseases such as Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Hepatitis B Core Antibody, Hepatitis C, HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, and CMV. The significant of them is the CMV blood test for matching with a donor. CMV patients can only be matched with CMV donors.
Step III: Organising the donor sperm:
After undergoing all the tests, the sperm sample is collected and quarantined for six months to rule out any blood-borne diseases. Further, the sperms are checked for motility and morphology.
Step IV: Donor sperm insemination:
Finally, high-quality donor sperm is used for insemination. The process of insemination is similar to IUI, but here the only difference is the use of donor sperms. The donor sperm can also be used in IVF treatment. The child born using donor sperm procedure has 50% of the parent’s hereditary material.
What are the risks associated with donor sperm insemination?
Risks of donor sperm insemination are the same as the risks for intrauterine insemination, including infection, mild uterine cramping, ectopic pregnancy, and miscarriage.
Let our expert team at Saraogi Hospital support you conceiving a child through advanced ART techniques such as donor sperm procedure in Mumbai. Contact us and plan a consultation with our fertility expert.