Sperm donation is the process by which a man, known as a sperm donor donates his semen to a recipient via ART semen bank with the intention that it be used to achieve a pregnancy and produce a baby in a woman who is not the man’s sexual partner. Sperm donation is a means of third party reproduction.
The assisted reproductive technology clinics and assisted reproductive technology banks shall ensure that information about the couple, donor is kept confidential and that information about assisted reproductive technology treatment shall not be disclosed to anyone other than a central database to be maintained by the National Registry except in a medical emergency at the request of the couple to whom the information relates, or by an order of a court of competent jurisdiction.
The assisted reproductive technology clinics shall obtain donor gametes from the assisted reproductive technology banks that have ensured that the donor has been medically tested for such diseases as may be prescribed.
The screening of gamete donors, the collection, screening and storage of semen;shall be done by an assisted reproductive technology bank registered as an independent entity under the provisions of this Act.
The assisted reproductive technology banks shall obtain semen from males between twenty-one years of age and forty-five years of age, both inclusive and examine the donors for such diseases, as may be prescribed.