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IVI - ISB has a wide range of donors from different parts of Spain and Mexico
Who can request samples?
The IVI International Sperm bank is designed to provide its services to reproduction clinics, with the possibility of storing frozen samples in order to reduce the delivery costs of a small number of samples. These costs are partly covered by us, except for a 250 euro fee whenever an established minimum of samples is requested (see price list). A larger number of samples results in a considerable decrease in delivery costs, which may even be non-existent.
After requesting a given number of chosen (donor selection) samples or based on blood group (in which case the ISB chooses the donors according to the groups required) samples are dispatched as soon as possible, after confirming the bank transfer of their cost. You only have to send justification of payment beforehand for dispatch to be expedited. Moreover, patients interested in obtaining donor sperm from our centre are automatically referred to the collaborating centre nearest to their place of residence or their centre will be invited to become a collaborating centre.
WE ARE UNABLE TO DISPATCH SAMPLES TO PATIENTS UNLESS REQUESTED BY AN AUTHORISED REPRODUCTION CENTRE.
The requirements are minimal for clinics to become one of our collaborating centres. They merely need to open an account with us and provide the necessary information for economic transactions. They will have the option to be included in the list of collaborating centres published on our website free of cost.
The only documentation required is authorisation from their local government to operate as an Assisted Reproduction Clinic. We will require a copy of this authorisation the first time sperm samples are requested.
People interested in requesting sperm samples from our bank must do so through a Reproduction Centre of their choice. They just have to ask the centre to contact us, free of cost.
Number of samples
The number of samples required depends on the use for which they are intended. For example, a reproduction centre should store sufficient stock to ensure all Rh and blood group combinations so they can cover the needs of all couples, regardless of their specific characteristics.
It is therefore advisable for centres to hold a stock of 40-50 samples representing the most common blood groups in their geographical area of influence.
In the case of patients or couples who have selected a specific donor from our donor list, we recommend sufficient stock for 6 inseminations or 3 IVF procedures, in which case the likelihood of achieving pregnancy is close to 75% in the first case and somewhat higher in the second.
In spite of these recommendations, which are merely guidelines, it will obviously depend on the number of inseminations per cycle (in our case, 2 on consecutive days) and the success rate expected by the centre in question, together with the needs and possibilities of both the centre and the patients.
For obvious safety reasons, samples cannot be returned to the IVI International Sperm Bank, as this would prevent us from guaranteeing their quality for use in other patients.
International Sperm Bank IVI · Instituto Universitario IVI · Plaza de la Policía Local, 3 - 46015-Valencia (España)