Recommendations for gamete and embryo donation: a committee opinion

Fertil Steril. 2013 Jan;99(1):47-62.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2012.09.037. Epub 2012 Oct 22.


This document provides the latest recommendations for evaluation of potential sperm, oocyte, and embryo donors, incorporating recent information about optimal screening and testing for sexually transmitted infections, genetic diseases, and psychological assessments. This revised document incorporates recent information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Food and Drug Administration, and the American Association of Tissue Banks, with which all programs offering gamete and embryo donation services must be thoroughly familiar, and replaces the document titled, "2008 Guidelines for Gamete and Embryo Donation: A Practice Committee Report," last published in Fertil Steril 2008;90:S30-44.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Embryo Disposition / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Embryo Disposition / standards*
  • Female
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Infertility / therapy*
  • Male
  • Mental Disorders / diagnosis
  • Oocyte Donation / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Oocyte Donation / standards*
  • Pregnancy
  • Preimplantation Diagnosis / methods*
  • Reproductive Techniques / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Reproductive Techniques / standards
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / diagnosis
  • Sperm Banks / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Sperm Banks / standards*
  • United States