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IVI - ISB has a wide range of donors from different parts of Spain and Mexico
Other options offered by the IVI-ISB
Sperm reserved for a 2nd child
The IVI International Sperm Bank offers the possibility of reserving sperm samples from donors with whom pregnancy has been achieved. Just inform the bank of the pregnancy and request a number of samples to be reserved, based on the above recommendations. After receiving confirmation, you will pay an annual sperm storage fee for each sample.
Samples can be stored indefinitely, at a price of 90 euros per year and sample, payable in advance, plus the price of the sample and delivery (if a minimum number of samples is not ordered by the centre in question, the patient will have to cover delivery costs) when requested.
Should there be no remaining catalogued samples from the donor in our banks, the cost of contacting the donor and requesting more samples is 200 euros to cover the cost of the tests required in order to be able to use the samples, plus the storage costs described in the previous point.
Optional genetic studies
The IVI International Sperm Bank offers the possibility of testing donors for any of the genetic diseases on the attached list, the price of which will be charged to the centre requesting the tests.
Providing the test results are NEGATIVE, they will be enclosed when the donor samples are delivered.
The following conditions are included. Click here for more detailed information about the Genetic Diagnosis of Monogenic Diseases.
(1) Specific panel of mutations according to the donor's ethnic group. The study represents approximately 75-80% of the mutations present in the CFTR gene for the population of interest.
(2) The study of these 2 mutations represents approximately 85% of HFE chromosomes.
(3) The study of CGG polymorphism of the FMR1 gene in donors enables us to rule out normal male carriers, preventing the syndrome from appearing in future generations.
Contact the bank concerning the possibility of testing donors for diseases other than those listed, and the costs associated to testing for diseases.
Donor DNA storage
One newly created service designed to enhance the safety of using the bank's sperm is the storage of donor DNA samples: a blood sample is taken from each donor in order to store his cryogenised DNA for subsequent studies required by the bank's users for essential reasons, in case the donor cannot be contacted.
One example is to discover whether the donor is compatible with the future child should a transplant be required in the future.
International Sperm Bank IVI · Instituto Universitario IVI · Plaza de la Policía Local, 3 - 46015-Valencia (España)