Causes of donor rejection in a sperm banking program

Fertil Steril. 1989 May;51(5):903-6.


During a 2-year period, 93 men between the ages of 18 and 46 years were screened for sperm donation using a three-stage protocol. Thirty (32%) applicants became active donors. Eighty-five percent of the semen specimens from these men were successfully frozen, quarantined, and released for insemination. The three-stage protocol successfully eliminated most uncommitted or unqualified applicants in an efficient, cost-effective manner. Sperm cryopreservation increased the rejection of otherwise acceptable donors by 27%.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Antigen-Antibody Reactions
  • Freezing
  • Humans
  • Insemination, Artificial*
  • Male
  • Semen Preservation / methods
  • Sperm Banks*
  • Sperm Motility
  • Tissue Banks*