What Is A Directed Or Known Donor
A Directed Donor is a semen donor known to the recipient with the intent to inseminate a non-sexually intimate partner (the recipient).
A Client Depositor is a donor of semen who is specifically storing his sperm for potential use in the future, whether the intended recipient is currently known or not.
Sexually Intimate Partner (SIP) Option
As a licensed sperm and egg tissue bank, Cryobank America follows FDA 21 CFR 1271 requirements stating that donor-eligibility determination is not required for reproductive cells or tissues donated by a sexually intimate partner of the recipient for reproductive use.
Some treating physicians will only work with properly quarantined samples; therefore, we urge you to consult your medical professional before waiving the quarantine period.
To reduce the risk of passing on sexually transmissible infectious through semen specimens, Cryobank America adheres to FDA-mandated requirements as well as AATB, ASRM, and NYSDOH regulations and guidelines, which levy stringent testing and screening policies for donors who store semen samples. These requirements include the testing and screening of the following:
- ABO blood typing and Rh (Rhesus factor)
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)
- Cytomegalovirus (CMV) total antibodies
- Cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgG and IgM antibodies (if total Ab test is positive)
- HIV-1/2/0 Antibodies
- HIV/HCV/HBV NAT
- Hepatitis B surface antigen
- Hepatitis B virus core antibodies
- Hepatitis C virus antibodies
- Human T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV-I/II) antibodies
- Syphilis serology
- West Nile Virus NAT
Directed donors are required to complete a color vision test, a medical social questionnaire (MSQ) form, and a urinalysis, and they must visit our medical director to fulfill a donor physical examination. Additionally, we strongly recommend optional genetic screening to detect any inherited diseases that could be passed on to future children.
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*Withdrawal fee of $399.00 also applies for all directed and known donors and personal storage clients.
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What is the difference between a directed donor, known donor, client depositor, and sexually intimate partner?
A sexually intimate partner (SIP), also known as a "known donor", is a sperm donor who will be storing his sperm for later use by a recipient with whom the donor has been/is sexually intimate. Collections are taken seven days before and seven days after the medical examination and initial infectious disease testing. 6-month quarantine with follow-up medical examination and infectious disease testing is not required as long as the recipient signs an acknowledgment waiver.
Note: some medical professionals will only work with samples tested for infectious diseases.
A client depositor is a FULLY SCREENED sperm donor storing his sperm for potential future use by a recipient whom the donor may or may not know (personal storage). 6-month quarantine with follow-up medical examination and infectious disease testing is required.
How long does the initial process take?
Note: Expedited processing is available for cancer patients, and a semen analysis may not be required for severe urgency patients.
What are the steps involved?
2. Donor Medical Examination
3. Initial Infectious Disease Testing
4. Genetic screening (Optional)
6. FDA Mandated 6-Month Quarantine Period (not required for known donors/SIP)
7. Follow-up Donor Medical Examination (not required for known donors/SIP)
8. Follow-up Infectious Disease Testing (not required for known donors/SIP)
9. Long-term storage (Optional)
10 Distribution (to your healthcare professional’s clinic, or your home)