IUI or IVF may be carried out using donor sperm.

Donor sperm is used when:

▪ the male partner’s semen sample contains no spermatozoa (also known as azoospermia)
▪ he is ill or is a carrier of a serious genetic or infectious disease, etc.

EmbryoClinic collaborates with certified sperm banks abroad, which meet strict criteria regarding the safety and effectiveness of their genetic material.


Donor Screening

Initially the donors are selected based on a number of parameters:

  • sperm quality
  • age
  • personality
  • education
  • 4 generation family health history


Further screening includes blood and urine analysis:

chemistry panel complete blood count
urinalysis ABO-Rh blood typing
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Hepatitis B Core Antibody
Hepatitis C Viral Antibody Syphilis (RPR)
CMV IgG/IgM Chlamydia
Gonorrheae p24 antigen test

Genetic tests include the following:

  • 4 generation family medical history, which is reviewed by a trained genetic specialist or a medical doctor
  • Chromosome analysis
  • Thalassemia (HPLC analysis)
  • Sickle Cell Disease (HPLC analysis)
  • Cystic Fibrosis screening
  • SMA/spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Deafness DFNB1 (GJB2)
  • Deafness DFNB1 (delGJB6)
  • Tay-Sachs disease

Screening tests may vary depending on the donors travel history and ethnic background.

Need more information?
Contact us at +30 2310 420020 or at info@embryoclinic.eu