Sperm donors are usually anonymous and between 18 to 40 years of age. Men that are over the age of 40 are usually not considered for sperm donation so that we can minimize any issues that arise from the normal aging process.
The sperm banks that work with IVF Plano gather an extensive medical history on the donor as well as his family. Common information gathered on sperm donors includes: education, physical characteristics, hobbies, and interests. A sperm donor will also undergo a series of blood tests to minimize the risk of transmitting a communicable disease. As an extra precaution, all sperm samples must be quarantined for a minimum of six months prior to use. After the six-month period ends, the donor is re-tested for diseases; if the tests come back negative; the sperm sample is released for use.