Assisted Reproduction TechniquesEmbryos and Gametes Reception

Bank of Sperm Donors

What should we know about sperm donation at Ginefiv?

Sperm donation is completely legal in Spain, regardless of the nationality or origin of the patient.

The Law stimulates that sperm donation is:

  • Anonymous: Under no circumstance shall Ginefiv reveal the donor’s identity to the recipients, nor vice versa.
  • Altruist: Sperm donation is a generous act of solidarity, which cannot have a lucrative character, although it provides a compensation for the inconvenience.
  • Voluntary

At Ginefiv, all donors have to carry out regular exhaustive medical exams, and their samples have to pass quarantine periods to discard any possible transmissible pathology.

Given the high number of sperm donors at Ginefiv, our Clinic can easily find sperm donors with phenotypic similarities that are compatible with the recipients.

bank of sperm

Who are the sperm donors?

Sperm donors are young men, mostly of Spanish nationality (96%), who mainly come from a university environment and most importantly, have the predisposition to help others in one of the most generous acts that exist “help to give live”.

All donors at Ginefiv must be between 18 and 35 years old (the average age is 22). They do not have personal or family history of serious hereditary diseases, and they have voluntarily undertaken strict medical and psychological checkups in order to guarantee an excellent sperm quality as well as their physical and mental health.

Will the sperm donor look like me?

Given the high number of sperm donors at Ginefiv, our clinic can easily find sperm donors with phenotypic similarities to the recipients.

How are the donors chosen at Ginefiv?

The sperm donor selection process at Ginefiv is quite strict. Only 5% of the candidates are finally chosen. The exams they need to undergo are divided in three areas:

  • Seminal quality Assessment
    • Minimal spermatic concentration of 90 mill/ml
    • Sperm mobility higher than 15 %
    • Normal morphology higher than 15 %
    • Freezing-Thawing control with a Sperm Survival Test higher than 10 mill/ml (in each of the samples)
  • Medical Exams
      • Blood type & Rh
      • Herpes virus
      • Chlamydia
      • Antibodies of Cytomegalovirus (CMV IgG and IgM)
      • Gonorrhea
      • Antigen, Surface antibody and Core for Hepatitis B
      • Hepatitis C
      • HIV 1 and 2 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 and 2)
      • Syphilis (RPR)
      • Karyotype
      • Cystic fibrosis
      • Blood count (to discard the presence of beta-thalassemia
  • Psychological Exams
    • Psychological Test
    • Interview with our psychologist
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