The decision to use donor sperm is an extremely personal decision, which should be made following careful consideration and discussion. Donor sperm can used for both IUI and IVF procedures. The andrology lab provides both storage and preparation of samples prior to use. We do not screen or test sperm for donor eligibility and/or suitability.

Before donor sperm is purchased and shipped, please contact the andrology lab to make prior arrangements for storage of the sperm samples. All samples shipped to University of Utah Health Care must be prepared at the laboratory prior to release. The andrology lab and Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine only accept samples from labs registered with the FDA who follow the regulations regarding donor screening and eligibility.

The patient will take the prepared sample directly to her physician for the actual insemination. Please see using donor semen for additional information. For patients with physicians at the Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine, please see the requirements for UCRM patients using donor sperm.


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Directed donation is when semen is to be used for someone other than a spouse or intimate partner, also referred to as a known donor.

Collecting, preparing or storing sperm for a directed donation is regulated by FDA restrictions that limit the use of any semen sample in this way without extensive screening and testing. The University of Utah Health Care Andrology Program does not participate in collecting or freezing samples for direct donation, nor does the program screen and test for donor eligibility and/or suitability.

Andrology Locations

Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine 675 Arapeen Dr. Suite 201
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Appointments:
(801) 581-3740

Parkway Health Center

145 W. University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058
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Appointments:
(801) 581-3740

South Jordan Health Center

5126 W. Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84095
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Appointments:
(801) 581-3740