What are the indications for donor insemination?
Therapeutic donor insemination (TDI) is a sound option for many causes of male infertility:
- Irreversible azoospermia
- Severe oligospermia
- Poor motility and abnormal morphology of sperm.
- Known genetic disorders in the male e.g. Huntington’s disease, hemophilia etc.
- Males with non-correctable ejaculatory dys-function secondary to trauma, surgery or drugs,
- Neurological disease, spinal chord injuries, etc.
- Reproductive option after radiation or chemotherapy.
- Severely Rh-sensitized Rh-negative women with an Rh-positive partner.
Who can donate?
Any normal male in his reproductive age group can donate, before it screening is done and certain medical guidelines are followed.
How do we screen?
Screening is based on scientific and technical guidelines provided by ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research)
Do we select donors?
Donor selection could be the major one. You may require analyzing the basic information about the donor like physical characteristics, race, ethnic background, educational background, career history, and general health etc. The donor should be free from certain infections like such as syphilis, hepatitis B, cytomegalovirus (CMV), gonorrhea, chlamydia, streptococcal species and trichomonas.
What’s the advantage of being a semen donor?
Almost 40 percent of infertility cases are due to disorders in males which cannot be treated. Donor insemination is the only option of helping these couples realize their dreams of having a family.