Sperm Donor Program

Midwest Fertility Specialists provides a variety of donor services to help our patients build families, including sperm donor services. Therapeutic donor insemination (TDI), or artificial insemination with donor sperm, is a very common procedure, with 15,000-20,000 children born annually as a result.

Finding a Sperm Donor

Most sperm donations used in our center are obtained from one of several large and reputable sperm banks. Donors are young men who undergo an extensive screening process, including a questionnaire, genetic screening and exam. Any potential donor with a significant family medical history, questionable social history or abnormal chromosomes is excluded.

All sperm samples are frozen and quarantined for six months prior to release for use for TDI. This allows effective screening for HIV, herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis, chlamydia and other potentially transmittable diseases.

Your physician can provide a list of donor sperm labs. Each couple may choose the donor that best matches their physical (height, weight, blood type, hair color, eye color, etc.) and social (religion, level of education, ethnicity, etc.) characteristics.