Donor Sperm IVF at the International Fertility Institute of Hawaii
Many countries have restrictions on the use of donor sperm. At the International Fertility Institute of Hawaii, we utilize donor sperm from many different sperm banks for our In Vitro Fertilization and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection procedures.
Prior to considering donor sperm IVF in Hawaii, you should contact our office for advice. The International Fertility Institute of Hawaii works with only accredited sperm banks.
When Ordering Your Specimen
- Contact your IVF Coordinator at the International Fertility Institute of Hawaii prior to ordering or purchasing any sperm.
- Purchase the appropriate specimen from your selected sperm bank
- Complete the Donated Sperm Acquisition form provided by the sperm bank and bring or fax to us (808.262.3744)
Samples are ordered from the sperm bank by the patient. Many patients order 3-4 samples for more than one cycle at a time to save on shipping costs. However, usually one sample is sufficient for one insemination or IVF cycle.
As required by the FDA, semen obtained from reputable sperm banks has undergone rigorous screening for sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and a health risk questionnaire is completed by the donor and reviewed by trained personnel. The semen is frozen and quarantined for six months and the donor is then re-tested for STDs. If he is not infected, the semen samples are made available for use.
Types of Donor sperm samples:
For IVF cycles, we can use many different types of specimens. Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) samples are now being offered by many sperm banks. These samples have lower total motile sperm and may only be used with IVF (in-vitro fertilization). However, unwashed IUI, ICI, or ART vials may also be used with IVF.
Shipping Your Specimen
Please do not ship your donor sperm specimen without coordinating with your IVF Coordinator and informing them of when your samples will be arriving.
Samples need to arrive between 8:00am and 4:00pm Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. There can be no weekend or holiday deliveries.
Donor Sperm Banks
While we are unable to guarantee the quality of any sperm received from sperm banks, the list below represents some of the sperm banks with which we have worked successfully in the past.