Directed Donor /
Known Donor

Cryobank America Directed Donor Program

Introduction

A directed donor, or sometimes referred as a designated or known donor, is a sperm donor who is known to the recipient – however, this donor is not a sexually intimate partner with the recipient. Therefore, requirements for this type of donation are very similar to that of the Cryobank America Anonymous Sperm Donor Program, in which an initial consultation, semen analysis, physical examination, and blood/urine testing.

 

A Directed Donor is a donor of semen who is known to the recipient, in which that donor’s semen will be used 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

If the directed donor being used is or has been a sexually intimate partner with the recipient, then the 180-day quarantine period may be waived. 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 not work with samples which have not been quarantined, therefore we urge you to consult with your medical professional prior to waiving the quarantine period.

 

Screening Requirements

In order 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, 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:

  • ABO blood typing and Rh (Rhesus factor)
  • Chlamydia
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) total antibodies
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgG an IgM antibodies (if total Ab test is positive)
  • Gonorrhea
  • 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 also required to complete a color vision test, medical social questionnaire (MSQ) form, urinalysis, and see our medical director to complete a donor physical examination. Additionally, we strongly recommend optional genetic screening be performed in order to see if any inherited diseases might be passed on to future children.

 

Directed/Known Donor Single Collection Service

Initial Consultation and Analysis$200
Collection Fee (ICI Processing)$299
Initial Blood Testing$600
Required Screening Subtotal:$1099
Three months of storage is included the bundle service. For a list of additional services and pricing, please click here.

 

Sample Directed/Known Donor (SIP) Bulk Collection Schedule

(Waiving 6-month Quarantine Period)

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Initial Semen AnalysisResults Available
1st Collection2nd CollectionMedical Examination, Blood Draw, 3rd Collection
4th Collection5th Collection6th and Final Collection

 

Directed/Known Donor Bundle Service

Initial Consultation and Analysis$200
Collection Fee (per two weeks)$1000
Physical Examination$300
Initial Blood Testing$600
Required Screening Subtotal:$2100
Three months of storage is included the bundle service. For a list of additional services and pricing, please click here.

Lastly, in order to release the specimen samples to a non-sexually intimate partner recipient, the samples must first be in quarantine for 180 days (six months) after the last date of donation. To adhere to quarantine requirements, the donor is required to complete another infectious disease screening and donor medical examination to assess final determination.

Optional Genetic Screening for Directed/Known Donors

ServicePrice
Chromosome Analysis, Karyotype$400
Counsyl Foresight Carrier Screening$600

 

If you are looking to begin your personal storage (Client Depositor), please see our Personal Sperm Banking Page or to begin your directed/known donor collection, please contact us!

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FAQ's

A directed donor is a sperm donor who will be storing his sperm for later use by a recipient who is not a sexually intimidate partner. Collections may be made up to one month after completion of a medical examination and initial infectious disease testing. 6-month quarantine with follow-up medical examination and infectious disease testing is required.

A sexually intimate partner (SIP), also referred to 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 made in a period 7-days prior to and 7-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 recipient signs an acknowledgement waiver.
Note: some medical professionals will not work with samples which have not been tested for infectious diseases.

A client depositor is a sperm do nor who is storing his sperm for potential future use by a recipient whom the donor may or may not currently know (personal storage). 6-month quarantine with follow-up medical examination and infectious disease testing is required.

  1. Semen Analysis
  2. Donor Medical Examination
  3. Initial Infectious Disease Testing
  4. Genetic screening (Optional).
  5. Collection
  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)

We can schedule you for a sperm analysis within a 24-hour notice. We ask that you remain abstinent for a period of 48 – 72 hours prior to your first appointment. Results of the sperm analysis will be completed and sent to you within two business days. Once confirmation of sperm preservation is made, we can schedule you to see our physician and begin collection.

Note: Expedited processing is available for cancer patients and a semen analysis may not be required for severe urgency patients.

First step is to get started is to contact us  to schedule a sperm analysis and initial consultation. Once we verify your specimen can be preserved, we will schedule you to see our physician for a donor medical examination and initial infectious disease testing. Depending on donor type (directed donor, known donor/sexually intimate partner, or client depositor), collections will also be able to be started.