One of the donor's private rooms at the Renji Hospital sperm bank. For many young men in Shanghai it sounds an ideal way of making money while enjoying themselves. They head to the northern branch of Renji Hospital on Lingshan Road where, on the third floor, they will find the reception desk and entrance decorated with cartoons of cheerful sperm. But it's far from cartoon fun in reality. Ten years after it was established there are only around 5, sperm donations being stored at Renji at present although several thousand women have been impregnated.
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This is the information that reporter obtained when he interviewed on July 3rd in North Renji Hospital for its 1 st year celebration. As a result, North Renji Hospital has become the reproductive health institution which has the largest scale, the best condition and the highest level in Shanghai. North Renji Hospital covers an area of m2, with a construction area of m2, treating about outpatients each year. At present, the clinic and the ward of the hospital are comprehensively in operation, it has become a specialized hospital majoring in reproductive medicine and scientific research with out-patient service, hospitalization, operation room, medical imaging, laboratory, sperm bank and other related departments. Treatment project covers the diagnosis and treatment of eugenics and infertility services. At the same time, in order to meet the needs of different patient's, the hospital has optimized the process of medical service.
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Objective: To investigate sperm function indexes that can be used to effectively evaluate the sperm donors' fertility so as to select healthy post-thaw semen samples and improve the success rate of assisted reproductive technology. We measured and compared the concentration, progressive motility, morphology, acrosome intactness, DNA integrity and mitochondrial membrane potential MMP of the post-thaw sperm between the two groups. Results: There were statistically significant differences between the high- and low-fertility groups in the percentages of morphologically normal sperm [ Conclusion: Sperm concentration, motility, morphology, acrosome intactness rate and DNA integrity contribute effectively to the evaluation of the fertilization capacity of post-thaw donor semen samples. Abstract Objective: To investigate sperm function indexes that can be used to effectively evaluate the sperm donors' fertility so as to select healthy post-thaw semen samples and improve the success rate of assisted reproductive technology.
Located at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital of Fudan University in Shanghai, the sperm bank, the second in the municipality, said it will resort to precise genetic mutation screening in donor sperm to identify mutated genes that might result in severe consequences, such as miscarriage and birth defects. Most sperm banks in the country make genetic analysis based on chromosome screening. Zhang Feng, head of the newly opened Human Sperm Bank at Fudan University, explained that genes are the main genetic materials in humans, and chromosomes are the carriers of genes. Maybe the shape and appearance of a corncob generally looks normal, but if you take a closer look, you will find some grains are missing, damaged or deformed. The sperm bank also conducts psychological and mental evaluations on sperm donors through professional medical scales and face-to-face screenings with psychologists, as some of these diseases may pass on to the next generation, said Wang Xiao, a psychologist with the sperm bank.