Our staff has the expertise and empathy to manage the treatment cycles of aspiring parents and their chosen donors.
The most common reasons an aspiring parent seeks sperm donation include:
At Anova, we accept donations from known donors (like a friend or a relative), as well as from sperm banks that are carefully vetted, well regulated, and reputable.
Yes. Thorough screening is carried out and documented on all donor samples available through sperm/egg banks, according to Health Canada federal regulations. This screening involves a thorough family history, complete medical, social and sometimes psychological history, blood group information, genetic screening and screening for transmissible diseases.
As part of the regulated guidelines, all donated sperm must be quarantined for a period of six months to ensure that the donor still screens negative for infectious diseases such as HIV after initial testing. Clinics that store and distribute donor sperm are inspected by Health Canada every five years.
Aspiring parents should make sure to ask any fertility clinic they speak with if they have a dedicated third party program team, and if they have a Health Canada registration number to ensure compliance with Health Canada.
To successfully navigate this process, it’s essential that aspiring parents contact a fertility lawyer to understand their legal rights and their options in finding a donor.
Anyone considering third-party reproduction must also meet with a reproductive counsellor. This allows for comprehensive discussion of the decision making process, helping aspiring parents 27 take into consideration the impact choices may have on them, their loved ones and their future child or children.
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