I am pleased to announce that Monash IVF Queensland has partnered with the Californian Cryobank company to provide an extensive range of donor sperm to our patients.
The donors are undergraduates and young professionals sourced from four prestigious USA universities located on both the west and east coasts of the USA. They have undergone strict qualification procedures [<1% qualification rate from over 45,000 donor applications in 2019] with Australian specific donors meeting Australian requirements such as consent to release identifying information, ANZICA counselling, strict adherence to family limits and being an altruistic donation. In addition to the strict sperm testing and infectious disease testing, the donors have also undergone expanded genetic testing for recessive gene mutations. To facilitate this, Monash has partnered with Invitae to provide a compatible extended gene testing for our recipients to ensure that no matching mutation occurs.
This provides the most ethnically diverse donor pool in the industry including Caucasian, African American, Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern and multi-ethnic donor options.
Extensive non-identifying donor information is made available on an user friendly navigable website including childhood photos, donor audio conversations, three generation family medical review, personal assays, personality assessments, staff impressions and the donor created “express yourself” section.
This now allows us to offer our patients not only high quality sperm donors but also a vast increase in the number and range of possible donors.
Suitable patients are single women, same sex female couples, couples with azoospermia or male genetic disorders or those with recurrent poor embryology, implantation failure or miscarriage.
The other rewarding development is that following a change in Medicare definitions, single women and same sex female couples can access infertility treatment with donor sperm greatly reducing the cost of treatment.
If you would like to discuss further, please contact my rooms on 3371 1133 or fax 3217 7606.