OHSU statement on anonymous donor sperm services

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OHSU supports and adheres to patient privacy laws as well as the guidelines set forth by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Our laboratory is rigorously reviewed and fully accredited by the College of American Pathologists, in compliance with all state and federal regulations.

OHSU stopped recruiting anonymous donors and collecting anonymous sperm samples in 2011. Today, new patients seeking donor sperm samples are referred to multiple outside sperm bank options to select a suitable donor, and samples are shipped to OHSU laboratories for patient use. A limited supply of OHSU anonymous donor sperm collected prior to 2011 is available to patients.

We recognize that individuals may have questions about donations to the OHSU sperm bank program prior to 2011, and we want to emphasize that OHSU does not disclose protected health information without donor consent.

Current and former OHSU Fertility Services patients are encouraged to contact us with questions and concerns. We will respond to specific inquiries -- to the extent possible without violating patient privacy laws -- as quickly as possible via email, or connect patients to an OHSU reproductive psychologist, as needed. To ensure a timely response, please submit your questions to: fertility@ohsu.edu.

We are grateful to all sperm and egg donors whose services help patients build their families.

 


Tamara Hargens-Bradley
Associate Director of Media Relations
503-494-8231