Sperm donation screening process


Selection procedure of candidate donors

If you are young, healthy and want to make a difference with your actions, you can make a positive contribution towards the solution of a major social problem. The process is simple and has multiple benefits for the donor who will become a member of Cryogonia’s donation program.

All candidate sperm donors are submitted to strict and detailed screening, which includes multiple spermatological and haematological tests.

All laboratory tests are performed free of charge for the donors.

Screening process

Introductory Interview

In an initial private meeting with the scientific personnel of CRYOGONIA, the candidates are informed in detail about the steps of the procedure, the obligations and responsibilities they undertake, in case they are selected to participate in the sperm donation program. They answer questions regarding their personal and family profile, as well as the reasons that motivated them to express their interest to join the program.

Questionnaire – Informed consent

The candidate donors are asked to complete an extended, multipage questionnaire, which requests details about their personal and family history, including social, medical, reproductive, sexual, psychological data. Furthermore, they submit their written, informed consent for their voluntary participation in the sperm donation program, declaring the truth and accuracy of the information they provide and also their commitment to collaborate exclusively with CRYOGONIA’s sperm donation program.

History / andrological evaluation

The candidate donors are submitted to a physical examination by an urologist and an additional history taking, in order to evaluate their eligibility to join the program.

Psychological evaluation

Based on history and specialized psychometric tests, a psychology specialist evaluates the candidates regarding the presence of indications of psychopathology and hereditary factors that would possibly reinforce the genetic predisposition for psychiatric disease.

Laboratory testing

Laboratory testing of prospective donors includes multiple seminological and haematological tests.

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