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All donors must undertake health screening tests for the protection of the recipient and the unborn child. We recommend using a HFEA regulated fertility clinic to undertake the insemination, who will also ensure that the correct infection testing and health screening tests are completed.
We recommend all donor undertake the following infection tests:
If you are choosing to get these tests done yourself you can either go through your local GP, or alternatively tests may be undertaken at a Genito-urinary medicine clinic (GUM clinic), normally based within your local hospital.
If you do not have sufficient information about the sperm donor's or egg donor's family health history or you have concerns regarding genetic health problems, then it is advisable to speak to your GP or fertility clinic about genetic health testing.
Once a couple or individual has finished their fertility treatment, the question of what to do with any remaining frozen embryos is often perceived as a difficult decision. There are, broadly, four options to choose from: keep the embryos in storage; allow them to be destroyed; make them available for research; or donate them to others to use for family-building