Donation Programme

Donor Sperm

Our Donor Sperm Programme

Waterstone Clinic has extensive experience with donor sperm treatments and a dedicated team to guide you.

Our specialists will recommend you use donor sperm in an IUI, IVF, ICSI or Shared Motherhood treatment cycle, as appropriate. Donor sperm can be used by single women, same-sex couples and heterosexual couples.

Supporting You Throughout

Our dedicated Sperm Donation Team will coordinate the process for you and guide you through each stage.

Getting started is simple. The first step is to meet with one of our consultant specialists to discuss your situation. They will then recommend a treatment plan for you.

Donor Sperm Process:
Step by Step

Initial Meetings: We will advise which treatment plan would be best for you and then you will meet with our donor sperm coordinator and also have an implications counselling session. 

Donor Selection: We will guide you on how to navigate the sperm bank databases and how to choose a sperm donor. We will facilitate the importation of the sperm to the clinic for your cycle. 

Treatment Cycle: When you are ready, you can start treatment.

Pregnancy Test: Two weeks after your treatment procedure, you will take your pregnancy test and arrange your early pregnancy scans with our clinical team.

Who Are the Donors?

We facilitate the import of donor sperm from international donor banks. All of the donors are identifiable. 

The donors are physically healthy men of a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Most donors are university students. The donor banks screen the donors regularly in accordance with international best practices. Only about 5% of applicants are accepted by the banks to donate, and they receive just a small remuneration.

How Successful is Donor Sperm Treatment?

Donor sperm can be used with a variety of treatments, including IUI (intrauterine insemination), IVF treatment and Shared Motherhood. Our ethos is to use the least invasive treatment possible, and a majority of our patients using donor sperm can use a simple IUI treatment to build their families.

The success rate of Intrauterine insemination (IUI treatment) with donor sperm is more successful with donor sperm than with partner sperm: we have a 28% success rate of babies born through donor assisted IUI treatment.

Donor Sperm Treatment Costs
Coordination Package: €850

Treatment Coordination Package includes:

Treatment coordination and administration by the Donor Sperm team, implications counselling, laboratory administration, and Dept of Health reporting.

Donor Sperm can be used with IUI, IVF/ICSI, Shared Motherhood and Egg Donation treatments.

Donor sperm is purchased in “straws”, and the costs are set by the sperm banks (which may alter). A minimum of one straw is required per fertility treatment. We advise patients to order more than one straw from their preferred donor to increase their chances of pregnancy, save time, and keep transport costs to a minimum.  

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