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What should a sperm donor get tested for before they are able to donate?

What should a sperm donor get tested for before they are able to donate?

Mainly STD's: Std screening usually includes hiv-1 and hiv-2 antibody, hepatitis b surface antigen, hepatitis b core antibody, hepatis c antibody, serologic test-syphillis, htlv-1 and htlv-2, CMV antibodies, test for gonorrhea and chlamydia. In addition, blood type and rh status is also recommended. Quarantine of specimen is recommended for 6 months when std screening is repeated before released for donation. ...Read more

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This sperm is a reproductive cell from the male that either carries a x or an y chromosome that will fertilize the egg cell from the female in order ...Read more


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If a sperm donor has herpes, will the donation infect the woman?

If a sperm donor has herpes, will the donation infect the woman?

Semen herpes: Probably not since the virus is typically located on genital skin and semen is extruded through the urethra. Also, the sperm is processed from the semen specimen before it is used. ...Read more

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Dont know my sperm donor. Now son is sick and doctor wants medical history from his side. How do I get it?

Ask fertility clinic: Hopefully clinic or physician who procured semen obtained a medical history. Otherwise you could request clinic or dr. Cotact sperm donor with your specific request. ...Read more

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Where can you find a sperm donor?

Where can you find a sperm donor?

Sperm banks: Commercial sperm banks. A simple internet search will yield several results. These banks will provide information on the details of the donor. Once ready for treatment, your doctor may need to fill out a form for obtaining the sperm. ...Read more

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Can my boyfriend be my sperm donor?

Can my boyfriend be my sperm donor?

Yes: He can. In fact preferable because you know his medical & family medical histories. ...Read more

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Can choose a cousin to be the sperm donor?

Can choose a cousin to be the sperm donor?

Sperm donor: This really depends on your country regulations. Also depending on how close the cousin is will determine if its a good idea. The closer genetically the greater the likelihood of genetic abnormality. You should really talk to a geneticist who can advise you. ...Read more

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What are the requirements to be a sperm donor?

It's quite strict: There are national guidelines for screening sperm donors in the US. Most reputable banks adhere to those guidelines. These include, and aren't limited to, being tested via sperm analysis as well as blood tests to assure good health and absence of infectious diseases and genetic disorders. Contact a reputable sperm bank (like California Cryo or Fairfax Cryobank) for further information. ...Read more

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What should I look for when trying to find sperm donor?

Sperm donor qualitie: Basically, the individual shoud be of sound physical condition and should represent all of the qualities that you are looking for.................... ...Read more

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How do I go about asking my best friend to be a sperm donor?

Honest conversation: Have an honest conversation, but also discuss all of the responsibility potentials. ...Read more

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