IVF with donor sperm is a great option for cases of male factor infertility, for single women, or for same-sex or transgender couples where neither partner has sperm. You will work directly with a sperm bank to select the donor. After your selection, our team will help you begin embryo creation.
The Oma difference
Work with the reputable donor bank of your choice. We’ll coordinate with them so your IVF with donor sperm process is seamless.
Oma uses Oma Sperm InSight™ and our proprietary AI microscope, which together help our embryologists select the most promising sperm cell for IVF.The microscope helps them analyze 20x more sperm cells than a traditional microscope in the same amount of time. Oma Sperm InSight is our AI technology that identifies the most promising sperm based on criteria from the World Health Organization.
Ultrasound machines display images of follicles to allow for more accurate and faster monitoring.
Embryo incubation uses the latest technology that allows for precise control of the environment and maximum chances for your embryos to mature.
Gold-standard method intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is always included at no extra cost. ICSI has a ~72% fertilization rate compared to ~60% for regular IVF.
No additional costs for extra blood work, tests, ultrasounds, appointments, or monitoring
IVF with donor sperm may be right for heterosexual and LGBTQIA+ couples and women without a male partner who:
Have tried to conceive for 6+ months.
Need medically assisted pregnancy to have a child.
Haven’t had success with other fertility treatments (like medication and insemination).
Have low sperm count or other diagnoses that affect fertility such as blocked sperm ducts, retrograde ejaculation (semen backflows into the urinary tract), has had cancer treatment, erectile dysfunction, spinal cord injuries.
A male partner with a genetic condition that could be passed to the child
The full IVF journey with donor sperm
Initial Fertility Testing & Diagnosis
Depending on your reason for choosing IVF, you'll go through diagnostic testing to look into the cause of your infertility. IVF is not always necessary or feasible, so your doctor might recommend alternative treatments to start.
Care Coordination & Financial Consultation
An Oma staff member will go over the financial side of IVF with donor sperm; how much it costs to use a sperm donor, will your insurance cover it, and what your financing options are. Your clinical team will review your calendar, order your medication, and prepare you for your treatment, making the process as convenient as possible for you.
You will work with a sperm donor bank to identify the donor that best suits you. Your care advocate will guide you through every aspect of this process.
- Sperm banks require donors to undergo a battery of tests to ensure physical and mental fitness
- Sperm that is collected by a bank is processed to check for quality for use in fertility treatments
- Donor sperm is kept frozen and safely stored until purchased by a family for treatment
The Insemination (IVF) Process
If you are using a sperm donor along with your IVF procedure, you will still receive fertility medications to prepare your eggs for retrieval. Once retrieved, your eggs will be combined with the donor sperm and any resulting embryos will be transferred back to your uterus for implantation.
How successful is IVF with donor sperm?
There are many factors that impact IVF success rates. Influencing factors include things like the efficacy of your practitioner, the method and technology used, your personal health, lifestyle, and other complicating factors like age. You can read more about success rates here.
How are sperm donors screened and selected?
Typically, sperm banks require donors to undergo a battery of tests to ensure both physical and mental fitness as well as sperm analysis to screen for genetic disorders. Additionally, infectious disease testing and confirming an absence of high-risk behaviors are required per FDA regulations. Oma works with the reputable sperm donor bank of your choice and coordinates with them to ensure the process is seamless.
What is donor sperm?
Donor sperm is sperm that is donated from a male with the intention of helping others conceive a child and grow their family. Sperm is collected by a sperm bank, then processed in a lab to ensure quality for use in fertility treatment. Donor sperm is kept frozen and safely stored until purchased by a family for treatment. Sperm donors from a bank always remain anonymous.
Who would need donor sperm?
The demand for donor sperm continues to increase and is most widely used for single women, lesbian couples, and heterosexual couples experience infertility.
What is Oma Sperm InSight™?
Oma Sperm InSight™ is our patent-pending, proprietary AI that examines, scores and tags the most promising sperm cells in a semen sample per World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. Our embryologists use it to help identify the most promising sperm in every sample.
Why focus on sperm?
There are about 100M sperm cells in a sperm sample vs a handful of eggs that are typically retrieved — making eggs very precious. Even though only 4% of the 100M sperm in a sample may be normal³, it gives us a greater pool to choose from, and selecting the right sperm to pair with eggs can increase the odds of a successful pregnancy.