UK and Canada Testing

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The UK uses the HFEA (The Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority) to release the identity of donors for use. Unlike donors available to US patients, the UK does not permit donor anonymity. A donor used by patients in the UK must sign an agreement that allows his identifying information to be released to reported offspring once they reach the age of 18.

In addition to being an Identity Disclosure (Cryobank America Open-ID) Donor, these donors have a ten-family unit limit. Because of this ten-family limit, a donor is only UK-compliant for a fixed amount of time. For more information, please contact us.


We work to ensure that our friendly neighbors to the north can select from a large group of diverse donors that meet the requirements of Health Canada. In compliance with Health Canada regulations, Cryobank America conducts additional testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea each time the donor provides a sample.

We test all donors for Cytomegalovirus (CMV), a widespread virus that nearly every adult has at one time or another. Although dormant after the initial infection, CMV stays in the body’s system for life. IgG-positive donors indicating a non-active CMV infection are accepted, while donors who are IgG-positive with an active CMV infection are not accepted.

If you have any questions or concerns, we suggest you discuss the CMV status of a donor with your doctor before purchasing units. We will have distinguishing donors available for purchase who are Health Canada compliant. For more information, please contact us.
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