Future parents

Treatments

We provide IUI treatment here at BFA using partner or donor sperm, with an exclusive list of donors available for treatment at BFA only.

If you are seeking samples of donor sperm to use at another clinic we ship to other licensed fertility clinics across the UK, no matter how far away. We don’t believe in making a simple process complicated so we make it as comfortable and easy for you as possible.

The best start for you

We are a licensed sperm bank so you can be assured that sample safety and traceability is our priority from the moment of freezing, to delivery to your clinic and managing the 10 family rule. We send you a list of donors and YOU chose the donor that is right for you.

When using a BFA donor you can be assured that you are allocated to 1 of a maximum of 10 families worldwide. We do not import donor samples or send samples to other countries so you don’t need to worry.

Who are our donors?

  • 21-45 year olds
  • Healthy and screened regularly
  • Altruistic
  • Best quality sperm

We don’t have our donor list on the website as it’s forever changing! So please contact us  and we can get the process started together.

The best start for your child

At BFA, we believe the quality of information we collect about a donor is essential for both parents and their children. Research has shown that donor children are much happier to know that information is there that if it is not. We pride ourselves in asking our donors a variety of questions so you and your child can paint your own picture of him.

Donor background information 

Physical characteristics:  Race, ethnic origin, height, weight, build, hair and eye colour, skin tone

Social:  Education, occupation, hobbies and interests, star sign

Personal: Goodwill message, Personal statement, Likes and dislikes, skills and special traits, detailed personality test and interview

Recommendations: Staff description of donor

Celebrity lookalike including a specific photo most like the donor

Donor screening

  • Medical history – donor and two generations of family
  • Blood screening – HIV I&II, Hep A, Hep B, Hep C, HTLV I&II, CMV, Syphilis
  • Urine testing – 7 STIs including Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and Trichomonas
  • Karyotype
  • Genetic Tests – Saliva test for over 270 diseases and over 2000 mutations (donors after October 2017, donors before October 2017 have been tested for Cystic Fibrosis and Tay Sachs, Sickle Cell and Thalassemias where appropriate)
  • All samples quarantined for at least 3 months for early NAAT release or 6 months.

Further testing for donors is available on request for extra cost depending on donor availability. 

Our Donor Sample Options
BFA have sperm available in 0.5ml straws or varied ampuole sizes. All sperm samples contain at least 8 million per ml of highly motile sperm available post thawing. Sperm samples go through multiple quality checks so you can be assured that the donors are of the highest quality. The amount of sperm needed will depend on your treatment type and centre.

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