Safety

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 ensure 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
  • Syphilis
  • HIV 1 and 2
  • HTLV 1 and 2
  • Cytomegalovirus IgM (CMV-IgM)
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia

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 she/they/he was/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.