What are the risks of using a sperm or egg donor?

The risks associated with an egg or sperm donor are generally minimal when choosing a donor from a licensed fertility clinic. Your donor’s medical and family history is thoroughly evaluated to rule out any potential hereditary disorders, including chromosomal abnormalities or genetic diseases. Additionally, your donor will have undergone several blood tests and other screening procedures to ensure no sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or blood-borne viruses are presented upon donation. In order to become a donor, they must present a negative test result for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Hepatitis B and C, and human T-cell lymphotropic, which is associated with cancer.