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This past January, at an office park in Phoenix, Arizona, two women with similar chins and similar smiles met for the first time. They recognized each other and hugged immediately. Both McKinney and Sanchez learned in their teenage years that they had been conceived through sperm donation, but neither knew who their father was.
Our hearts go out to the family affected. We want to assure our current and former patients that the alleged incident did not involve either IRH or our IVF laboratory, neither of which existed at the time. IRH is a practice group of reproductive endocrinologists and is a completely separate entity from Christ Hospital.
For many of our patients and couples, not being able to conceive is a challenging obstacle. Third Party Reproduction is a complex process requiring consideration of social, ethical and legal issues, and is approached by our physicians and staff with privacy, thoroughness and compassionate care. Egg donation is when a woman volunteers to give her eggs to another woman in the hopes of helping her become pregnant through in-vitro fertilization.
Donor sperm can come from several sources. Donor sperm samples are regulated by the FDA and there are regulations that must be followed to ensure safety, health and compliance. There are a number of sperm banks to choose from.
Sperm banking is the freezing and storage of semen at a sperm banking facility. Semen is obtained through masturbation. It is generally recommended that men collect three specimens prior to the start of chemotherapy, with hours of abstinence before and between each collection.
Sperm donation in the USA is mainly controlled by large sperm banks. Some of the sperm banks are listed below but there are many more local agencies, which we anticipate to list over time. Since sperm is easily frozen, the sperm banks can generally serve the Cincinnati, Ohio area in addition to the rest of the USA. They may have locations to donate that are different from Cincinnati, Ohio.
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