Donor Home Delivery does not prevent the transmission of disease; therefore, the donor should be in good health and screened for infectious diseases prior to insemination. The donor should also have a semen analysis to insure the donor is producing sufficient motile sperm.
To avoid disease transmission we advise the donor be tested and found negative for the following:
- Hepatitis B surface antigen
- Hepatitis C antibody
- HIV 1 and 2
- HTLV 1 and 2
- Cytomegalovirus IgM (CMV-IgM)
HOWEVER, if a person was infected with some of the above viruses or bacteria today, the test may remain negative for several months even though they were infected.
Unless the donor and recipient are continuing sexual partners, the recipient should screen potential donors with the following criteria:
- Donor has NOT had a sexually transmitted disease during the last five years AND
- Donor has been celibate for the last 6 months OR
- Donor is in a long-term (at least one year) mutually monogamous relationship with a co-habitating partner who is negative for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C OR
- Donor is single and ALWAYS uses condoms without breakage when engaging in oral, rectal and/or vaginal sex within the last 6 month prior to insemination.
We advise you to consult a licensed health professional before beginning inseminations.