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Directed Donation Program

Generation Fertility is pleased to offer a Directed Donation Program, also called the Known Donor program, in support of patients wishing to use donor sperm, eggs or embryos.

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As Generation Fertility is a registered establishment with Health Canada under the Safety of Sperm and Ova Regulations, participation in this program ensures health guidelines and regulations are met. 

 

Under these requirements, known donors will be screened, tested and physically examined as they would if donating through an egg or sperm bank. Our clinic can review the details of the donation and may permit a donation that would not normally be processed in accordance to regulations, so long as we evaluate the donation to not pose a serious risk to human health and safety of the recipient and the future child. While the safety of donation is a priority, the directed donation program gives the donor and recipient more flexibility in selecting their donor.

For known donors and donation recipients, the preparation process is as follows:

  1. Consultation appointment for the donor and recipient with each of their Procrea doctors to discuss the Directed Donation Program 

  2. Register with Procrea for the Directed Donation Program (note there is a program management fee)

  3. Appointment with the Fertility Counsellor for fertility counselling

  4. Appointment with Procrea Known Donor Coordinator to arrange the required testing and signing of consents

Known Donor Requirements

As part of the Directed Donation Program, known donors will be required to complete the following: 

  • Patient History Form for Directed Donation
  • Infectious Disease Questionnaire 
  • Infectious Disease Bloodwork
  • Consents
  • Physical examination
  • Genetic counselling and testing
  • Psychological counselling
  • Legal agreement (by a separate lawyer than the recipient)
  • Bloodwork and consents of known donor’s partner (where applicable)

Recipient Requirements

As part of the Directed Donation Program, donation recipients will be required to complete the following:

  • Psychological counselling
  • Legal agreement (by a separate lawyer than the donor) 
  • Consents

 

As part of our Directed Donation Program, Generation Fertility has a trusted network of genetic counsellors, fertility counsellors and fertility lawyers we can refer you to, in order to support you through this journey.

Request a Consultation

Talk to us about whether the Directed Donation program is right for you.

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