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Sperm Donor Selection and Screening

ELITE. The LIV Fertility Center specializes in donor services, and patiently and compassionately wants to guide you through each step of the process. Our elite Sperm Donation and Egg Donation Programs restores hope for intended parents who would otherwise not have options of conceiving. With the advanced fertility options at LIV, we can provide the best chance for a successful outcome.

 Highlighted by a diverse panel of donors that meet strict criteria, the Sperm Donation Program in Puerto Vallarta employs the high ethical standards and transparency.

How Do I Select a Sperm Donor?

In choosing the best suitable sperm donor — intended parents are provided with detailed information, including a health assessment, social profile, and genetic history.

Whether it is education, athleticism, religion, ethnicity, build, complexion, musicality, facial features, or creativity you are interested in, the LIV Sperm Donation Program has the right donor for you. In addition, some donors have personality tests, audio interviews, and staff impressions for you to review.

Sperm Donor Screening Process

When a potential donor’s semen sample meets the strict count and motility standards, it takes another three months for a donor to become a fully qualified donor. The screening process includes semen and blood samples for laboratory testing and genetic screening.

Genetic Testing

  • Cystic fibrosis (CF) carrier screening
  • Hemoglobin evaluation
  • Alpha thalassemia and Beta thalassemia
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Chromosome analysis
  • Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) carrier screening

Infectious Disease Testing

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • CMV Total antibody
  • Hepatitis B Virus surface antigen
  • Hepatitis B Virus core antibody
  • Hepatitis C Virus antibody
  • Hepatitis C Virus NAT (Nucleic Acid Test)
  • HTLV I/II antibody
  • HIV1/HIV2 antibody
  • HIV 1 NAT (Nucleic Acid Test)
  • Syphilis Serology

Additional genetic tests currently performed on donors with Jewish ancestry:

  • Bloom syndrome carrier screening
  • Canavan disease carrier screening
  • Familial dysautonomia carrier screening
  • Fanconi anemia Type C carrier screening
  • Gaucher disease carrier screening
  • Mucolipidosis Type IV carrier screening
  • Niemann-Pick disease Type A carrier screening
  • Tay-Sachs disease (TSD) carrier screening (by enzyme analysis)

Additional tests currently performed on donors with French Canadian ancestry:

  • Tay-Sachs disease (TSD) carrier screening (by enzyme analysis)

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