Donor Sperm
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Many individuals who may not have otherwise been able to conceive due to male factor infertility or lack of a male partner are able to achieve their dream of becoming a parent via donor sperm insemination.

Donor sperm is a form of what’s called “third-party reproduction.” In this case, the third-party is the donor whose sperm is being used.

At Boston IVF, we are highly experienced in donor insemination cases. We routinely provide individuals and couples with open access to all fertility treatments, regardless of sexual orientation.

who chooses donor sperm?

  • women in a same-sex partnership
  • single women
  • men whose sperm is unlikely to fertilize an egg
  • men who produce little or no sperm
  • men with a family history of genetic disease
  • men with past vasectomy or testicular failure
  • men undergoing treatment for cancer


Donor sperm can be used with IVF or IUI.

If you are using a sperm donor with your IVF procedure, you will still administer fertility medications to prepare your eggs for retrieval. Once retrieved, your eggs will be combined with the donor sperm and the resulting embryos will be transferred back to your uterus for implantation.

For women undergoing IUI, the sperm is inserted directly into her uterus around the time of ovulation to enhance fertilization of the egg.

Individuals or couples using donor sperm may choose to use sperm from either a known (family member of friend) or anonymous donor. The vast majority (95%) use anonymous sperm from a sperm bank.

For patients who choose to use an anonymous sperm donor, our exclusive partnerships with Seattle Sperm Bank and California Cryobank offer our patients the highest quality sperm donors with the most comprehensive screening.

All Seattle Sperm Bank/California Cryobank donors are rigorously screened prior being accepted into its donor program. Each donor has already received an exhaustive medical, genetic, and psychological screening, as well as a detailed examination of background and family medical history.

Browse through two large sperm donor websites, search donor profiles, and read comprehensive applications which will provide you with pages of information about a donor's medical history, aptitudes, work history, education and personal statements.

Our partnership offers prices prices that are dramatically less expensive than other large national cryobanks.

One of the many benefits of our partnerships is the ready availability of all units at the Boston IVF locations.

We store your vials on-site at our fertility center, offering direct access to your donor vials.

This eliminates shipping costs. Boston IVF will automatically arrange for your units to be prepared for your scheduled insemination once an order has been placed.

All other cryobanks change up to $300 for shipping. Contact our center for more details regarding these pricing discounts and on-site availability.

Our in-house Third-Party Reproduction Team is comprised of staff who are dedicated to making your journey to parenthood as effective and stress-free as possible. They will serve as the main contact for all donor-related matters and be by your side every step of the way.


We look forward to speaking with you, and will be in touch as soon as possible!



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