Assisted reproduction with identifiable donors


Adapting to the legal regulations in Ireland, we offer several alternatives for those patients that need a Donor Artificial Insemination or a Donor In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), depending on whether they want to use anonymous or identifiable donors for their treatment.

In the case of non-anonymous donations, it is up to the patients to choose the bank or, if they prefer it, bring a known donor (for instance, a relative or a friend in this). Furthermore, when the child turns 18 years old, he will be able to obtain all information about the donor. On the other hand, if the donor is anonymous, the physician will choose him/her according to the physical characteristics of the future parents; this way, patients will only be provided with the necessary medical information (physical traits, age and blood group).

In compliance with the laws in force, we carry out treatments with non-anonymous donors in our Irish clinic, while patients who prefer anonymous donation can go to our centres in Spain or Italy.

In both cases, the process is carried out with maximum-security guarantees and the excellent service that we always offer at Institut Marquès.

Who can benefit from this option?

All women or couples from any country who require donor IVF treatment and who, for different reasons, wish to choose their donor. There are different types of motivation for wanting a non-anonymous donation. For example, the desire to communicate openly to a child that he/she is the result of a donation, knowing that when he will turn 18, he will have the right to find out the identity of the donor, if he wishes so. There are also single women who would like to choose their donor or have a child using the sperm of a friend or a family member.

Inquire about your case

How does this process work?

Like with any other assisted reproduction treatment, the first thing to do is to ask for a first consultation so that one of our specialists can evaluate your case and recommend the most appropriate protocol for you, either an Artificial Insemination or an In Vitro Fertilisation. The first visit can be booked at any of our centres: in Spain, Ireland, and Italy (Milan and Roma) or even through Skype.

Choosing the donor

If you decide to do the treatment with a family member or someone you know, both the person who donates, as well as the recipient woman or couple, will have to come to our Irish clinic in Clane. This is where the Artificial Insemination or the In Vitro Fertilisation and the embryo transfer will take place.

The second possibility is to undergo a non-anonymous donation through an external bank. In this case, patients should contact directly our partner banks. This process is very simple and fast. In each case, we will provide you with all the necessary information about the process, prices, terms and conditions, shipping times and we will answer any other question that may arise. Once you will have chosen your donor, you will only have to ask for the gamete sample to be shipped to Institut Marquès Ireland, in Clane.

Gamete Banks:

Cryos International

European Sperm Bank