Treatment with donor sperm is available for heterosexual and same sex couples and single women. This treatment can be either carried out by intra uterine insemination (IUI) or In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF/ICSI).
Sperm donors can be known or anonymous.
Known donors might be friends or relatives who may wish to donate. A known donor and their partner would both have the opportunity to have implications counselling to ensure they are both comfortable with the process.
For patients who opt to use anonymous donors, we work with a number of independent sperm banks both abroad and in the UK. We will provide you with the list of sperm banks we work with, as well as the information about ordering the samples that you require.
In certain cases, patients need to embark on treatment using donated sperm or eggs. Patients may have relatives or friends who may wish to donate. These are known donors. A known donor and their partner would both have the opportunity to have implications counselling to ensure they are both comfortable with the process.
For patients who opt to use anonymous donors, we work with a number of independent organisations that specialise in sourcing donors. We will provide you with the guidance and put you in contact with these organisations. These organisations will work with you to match a donor that your requirements.
Patients can choose to store their unused embryos following treatment. We have a dedicated storage facility on-site where we can store your embryos for up to 10 years. These embryos can then be used in a future FET treatment cycle.
We are also able to offer short or long term storage for sperm.
This procedure is becoming more common for patients who would like to store their eggs and sperm for later use. We have a dedicated storage facility on-site where we can store your eggs and sperm for up to 10 years. We use a cryopreservation technique called vitrification. This technique allows us to freeze and subsequently thaw your samples for your future use, with almost the same success rates as using fresh samples.
You will have your egg collection and embryo transfer at Guy’s ACU and they have an enviable reputation across the UK as leaders in the field of Fertility with above average success rates. They do not create comparisons to other clinics, as they may treat patients with different diagnoses, which will affect the average success rates shown for clinics. Most other clinics carry out too few cycles each year to reliably predict a patient’s future chance of success, the ACU at Guy’s is one of the largest centres in the UK.