There is no such thing as a perfect man or the perfect woman. In fact, we all have different little imperfections – also on a genetic level.
Even though it is extremely rare that sperm donors turn out to be the cause of a condition in a donor child, it is necessary to be extra careful when screening sperm donors.
While it is not possible to completely remove all imperfections, we can make sure that we rule out most serious diseases and conditions through testing and thorough screening of the sperm donors.
During this process, all our donor applicants are subjected to among other:
- Sperm quality test (freezing, thawing, motility and morphology)
- 3 – 4 generations of family health history
- Blood and urine analyses
- Tests for HIV, hepatitis, HTLV, CMV, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhoea
- Screening for Cystic Fibrosis
- Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (on all active donors since January 2015)
- Chromosome analysis
- Personality testing
Therefore, we can enforce our strict policy of only selling thoroughly screened sperm of the highest quality.
//posted by Thomas – Head Laboratory Technician at European Sperm Bank