Donor Sperm

Explore the gift of family through our specialized donor sperm services.

Build Your Family with Donor Sperm

At IVF1, we understand the unique journey you're embarking on to achieve your dream of starting or expanding your family. We specialize in providing comprehensive fertility treatment options, including the use of donor sperm, to help individuals and couples overcome the challenges of infertility. Our dedicated team of experts is committed to guiding you through this process with compassion, professionalism, and personalized care.

Personalized Donor Sperm Treatment for your journey

Navigating the donor sperm process can be an essential aspect of your fertility journey, and we're here to provide you with clarity and guidance. We aim to demystify the process and help you understand what to expect when using donor sperm as part of your fertility treatment.

We offer a range of fertility treatments that can be combined with donor sperm, including intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Our experienced team will explain each option in detail, helping you choose the approach that best suits your goals and circumstances.

Our Preferred Partners

We believe that collaborative partnerships are essential in providing our patients with the highest level of care and support throughout their fertility journey. As part of our commitment to excellence, we have established strong relationships with reputable sperm banks and donor sperm providers who share our dedication to quality, safety, and ethical standards.

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donor sperm & CMV Information

The FDA requires that Cytomegalovirus (CMV) testing be performed on anyone who intends to donate sperm. A positive result however, doesn’t necessarily mean that they will be ineligible to donate. Sperm banks will obtain semen samples from potential donors and then quarantine those specimens for at least six months. During that time, the donor's CMV antibody levels may be tested several times.

If the antibody tests indicate the possibility of a CMV infection close to the time of the sperm donation, or if testing is uncertain, the donor's specimen will not be accepted. However, if the donor tests positive for CMV IgG only, indicating a past infection, they will be allowed to donate. Those samples will be labeled in the sperm bank database as CMV positive.

If you test negative for CMV antibodies, you should consider choosing sperm from a donor who is also CMV negative

Individuals who are considering attempting pregnancy with donor sperm should include CMV antibody testing as part of their infectious disease screening. Those who have had a past infection are at very low risk of transmitting CMV infection to a fetus and are at little to no risk from using a CMV positive donor. Those who have never been exposed to CMV, however, should consider using a CMV negative sperm donor. Although the risk from CMV positive donors may be small, it is impossible to determine with certainty whether there might be some risk for infection, and so it is recommended that people who are CMV negative avoid those specimens.

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus that can be transmitted to a developing fetus before birth. CMV is a member of the herpes family of viruses that also includes chickenpox and mono. Primary CMV infection occurs in people who have never been exposed to the CMV virus before. Once a person becomes infected with CMV, the virus remains alive but dormant inside that person’s body for the rest of their lives.
Recurrent CMV infection, is when a dormant virus become active again. This can occur if a person’s immune system becomes weakened, such as in the elderly or in people who have AIDS. CMV infection is usually harmless and rarely causes illness. However, for those who are pregnant, primary CMV infection can cause more serious problems than recurrent CMV infection.
Most women who are infected with CMV, whether pregnant or not, will not develop any symptoms of the infection. Those that do experience symptoms may see fever, swollen glands, or lethargy.

About 50% to 85% of adults in the United States will become infected with CMV by the time they turn 40. About half of expectant mothers have never been infected with CMV. About 1% to 4% of uninfected mothers have primary CMV infection during their pregnancy.

If a pregnant person has never been exposed to CMV and has their first infection during pregnancy, there is a chance that the fetus could become infected before the body can eliminate the virus. About one third of those who become infected with CMV for the first time during pregnancy pass the virus to their unborn babies. Thus, CMV is the most common cause of congenital viral infection in the United States.

On average, about 40% of babies born to those who had a primary CMV infection during pregnancy will become infected themselves. Of the 40% who become infected, 20% will develop medical complications over the first few years of life. Symptoms can include low birth weight, deafness, blindness, mental disability, small head, seizures, jaundice, brittle teeth, and damage to the liver and spleen.

While a child may develop some of the above symptoms, no baby develops all of them and some infants have no symptoms at all. Each year in the United States, about 1 in 750 children are born with or develop disabilities as a result of CMV infection. For women who have been infected at least six months prior to conception, the rate of newborn CMV infection is about 1%, and these infants appear to have no significant illnesses or abnormalities.

Most CMV infections are rarely diagnosed because the virus usually produces few, if any, symptoms. However, people who have had CMV develop antibodies to the virus which remain in their body for the rest of their life. Two types of CMV antibodies may be found in the blood: IgM and IgG.

IgM antibodies are the first to be produced by the body in response to a CMV infection. They are present in most individuals within a week or two after the initial exposure. After several months, the level of CMV IgM antibody usually falls below detectable levels. IgG antibodies are produced by the body several weeks after the initial CMV infection to provide long-term protection. Levels of IgG rise during the active infection, then stabilize as the CMV infection resolves and the virus becomes inactive.

Once a person has been exposed to CMV, they will have some measurable amount of CMV IgG antibody in their blood for the rest of their life. CMV IgG antibody testing can be used, along with IgM testing, to help confirm the presence of a recent or previous CMV infection. If both CMV IgG and IgM are present in a symptomatic patient, then it is likely that he or she has either recently been exposed to CMV for the first time or that a previous CMV infection has been reactivated. This can be confirmed by measuring IgG levels again two or three weeks later.

A high level of IgG is not as important as an actively rising level. If there is a four-fold increase in IgG between the first and second sample, then the patient has an active CMV infection (primary or reactivated).

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Patient Testimonials

I honestly can’t praise this company enough. Dr. Randy Morris bedside manner is absolutely amazing, his staff professionalism and customer service is also amazing. Your experience with this company will be nothing but perfect. From the initial call to the receptionist. To speaking with the nursing staff, billing, etc. everyone wants to help you with family planning. No matter what my outcome is, I know I’m with a co that will make sure I have the best chances. Thank you to Dr Randy Morris and Staff a bunch!

Misty Johnson

Thanks to Dr.Morris I am holding today my little dream girl. I don't have enough words to express how thankful I am to him and everyone working in IVF1 Naperville. Highly recomend Dr.Morris and his clinic to everyone looking for real professional help and attitude!

Petya Vasilev

Dr. Morris and staff were very friendly. Dr. Morris was very informative and patient with answering all questions I had. We were uncertain on the options and next steps to take and Dr. Morris explained all the details and options we have. Excellent staff and a great doc.

Jenita Crawford

I’m so grateful to have been referred to Dr. Morris and his team! I’ve spent the last month or so working with the team and they’ve made what is naturally a hard process both mentally and physically as comforting and easy as possible. Dr. Morris’s success rates speak for themselves, but what I want to let everyone know is that he is equally comforting. A special thank you to Jocelyne, Pam and Barbie, these three women on his staff from front desks to RNs really have made the experience an extremely positive one. PS. My cousin who referred me to Dr. Morris has a smart, healthy and beautiful baby boy who he helped bring into this world!

Alex Villa

The staff is amazing here. I’m in the middle of IVF and had an issue with a medication and they went above and beyond to make sure everything was done to continue our journey (on the weekend no less); truly above and beyond. The staff are very caring and professional. Definitely recommend Dr. Morris and this amazing practice.

Megan Buetikofer

Dr. Morris is by far the best fertility doctor! When I transferred to IVF1 from my previous fertility doctor, he read all my medical records in depth. Never once did I feel stressed or unsure of what was happening. The entire staff there is so nice and make you feel so comfortable. It was so easy to schedule appointments, get medications, or ask a nurse a question. My calls were always returned within 20 minutes. I highly recommend IVF1! Dr. Morris made it possible for us to get pregnant!

Lisa

Amazing staff. They made us feel like family. They cried when I called to tell them the birth of our daughter. Starting round two next month. Simply the best. They care!

BT Warner

I don't even know where to start...THANK YOU! Thank you for giving us our son. We went through a year of IVF. Although there may have been things I didn't want to hear (chances of pregnancy, factors out of our control, etc.) it was important to hear the truth and know what our chances were. The staff was always great with us and they were very patient. They really have everything figured out and what the best options out for outcomes. I never felt pressured to make certain decisions and always felt well informed. Again, I can't thank Dr. Morris and all his staff for everything!!!

Lauren Throm

He is a very professional and good doctor. the whole clinic is very nice. all the staff are amazing. The doctor operated on me for endometriosis and I got pregnant during the second IVF. we have a wonderful 1 year old son. thank you doctor we still have an embryo, I think I will definitely come back to you in a year or two.

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