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Donor Sperm

Family Beginnings offers use of Donor Sperm for ART. 

Many patients opt to use donor sperm in cases where there is a severe male factor or no male partner. There are many different sperm banks and donors to choose from. Per ASRM, counseling is mandatory for patients using 3rd party reproduction (donor sperm). These more complex forms of assisted reproduction include emotional issues that need to be addressed before the start. Once counseling is completed, patients can order their donor sperm and have it shipped to our laboratory in advance of their procedure. 

Please call the office for more details.

Donor Oocytes

Family Beginnings offers anonymous and directed (known) egg donation. Since the process includes counseling, testing, and coordination of donor and intended parent’s menstrual cycles, it can take three to four months from start to finish. We take a significant amount of time to screen donors to meet FDA regulations, and we provide guidance to the donors and the intended parents. 

There are many reasons to use egg donation to build your family:

  1.  Advanced maternal age
  2.  Premature ovarian failure (i.e. menopause > 40 years of age)
  3.  Prior failed IVF
  4.  Poor egg/embryo quality with prior IVF
  5.  Same sex couple
  6.  Gestational carrier where a female intended parent has an issue with eggs

Our donor coordinator evaluates potential donors before we place them on the list to be viewed by prospective intended parents. We tend to have donors that are between the ages of 21 years and 32 years of age; all have been screened, meet FDA requirements for egg donation, and most are in college or college graduates.

1. Extensive medical and family history

2. Infectious disease risk assessment

3. FDA required testing for Hepatitis B and C (antibodies and DNA testing), HIV I and II, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, blood type, and Cystic Fibrosis

4. Pelvic ultrasound to confirm normal uterus and ovaries, Antral Follicle Count (AFC) for ovarian reserve

5. Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) testing of ovarian reserve

6. MMPI testing and counseling with our LCSW

If you need an egg donor or would like to become one, please contact our Donor Coordinator at renatedonahue@ivf-indiana.com.

Donor Embryos

Sometimes patients choose to adopt an embryo if they have gone through multiple failed IVF cycles. Family Beginnings offers embryo adoption and donation. Some patients choose to go through Compassionate Beginnings to find donor embryos. From time to time, donor embryos become available at our clinic through anonymous donors. 

Per ASRM, counseling is mandatory for patients using 3rd party reproduction; this includes donor embryos. This more complex form of assisted reproduction includes emotional issues that need to be addressed in the beginning. We may order an MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory) test, which is a 567 question survey done in our office that takes 2-3 hours to complete. The MMPI results are then evaluated by our Psychologist before the counseling session. This process takes several weeks. 

If you are a current patient and would like to donate your frozen embryos anonymously, please call the office at (317)-595-3665 and ask to speak with the embryologist. There is no fee to donate embryos, and the mandatory appointment with our Psychologist is of no charge to you.