In the past, if you needed donor sperm for artificial insemination, IUI, or other fertility treatments, you would spend days or weeks waiting for printed catalogs to be mailed to your home.
But with the advent of the internet and online sperm banks, you can browse sperm donor profiles, purchase sperm instantly with a credit card, and have it shipped to your home or fertility clinic of choice. To make it even easier, most of them offer nationwide and international overnight shipping.
All the online sperm banks listed on this page have active sperm donation programs that carefully recruit healthy young men, usually between the ages of 20 and 40. As part of the application and screening process, the men are asked about their personal and family health histories going back several generations and screened for sexually transmitted and hereditary diseases. As a precaution, the sperm samples they provide are quarantined for at least six months to ensure the donor is not infected with HIV or other diseases.
Online Sperm Bank Listings
Pacific Reproductive Services
Web site: https://www.pacrepro.com
Web site: http://www.cryobank.com/
The Sperm Bank of California
Web site: http://thespermbankofca.org/
Fertility Center of California
Web site: http://www.fertilityctr.com/
Web site: http://www.zygen.com/
Web site: http://www.xytex.com/
Web site: http://genomeresources.com/
Web site: http://reproductiveresources.com/
New England Cryogenic Center
Web site: http://www.necryogenic.com/
Web site: http://www.internationalcryo.com/
Web site: http://www.cryolab.com/
Web site: http://www.nwcryobank.com
Web site: http://www.sperm1.com/
Cryos International Sperm Bank
Web site: http://cryosinternational.com/
Web site: http://www.cryobio.com/
Web site: http://www.fairfaxcryobank.com
Common purchasing options
– IUI-ready samples – These are sperm samples meant for IUI (intrauterine insemination), a type of artificial insemination that inserts the sperm into a woman’s uterus. IUI requires sperm that has been washed and processed by a laboratory.
– Anonymous donors – Anonymous sperm donors are males that wish to remain completely anonymous and unknown, both to the recipients and the children made from their gametes.
– “Willing to be known” donors – These “open” donors have opted to allow themselves to be contacted if the child or family wishes to know them better.
– Known donors – Known sperm donors can be anyone you wish. Usually, brothers, cousins, uncles, and friends are chosen to donate.
– Donor childhood photos – Photos of your prospective donors from their childhoods.
– Photo matching service – A photo matching service allows you to select 5-15 donors and have the staff select a donor that most closely resembles the person in a photo you provide.
– Genetic counseling – With a thorough medical history or the results of a genetic screening, a genetic counselor can identify and explain the risks for medical problems in your offspring and the genetic tests that you may want to consider.
– Sibling registry – A sibling registry allows children of donors to connect with each other when they are adults.
– Staff impressions – These reports detail the staff member’s observations about the donor’s personality as well as their general impression of the donor’s physical appearance and demeanor.
– Extended profiles – Some online sperm banks offer additional profiles that contain additional information about the donors, such as extended answers to personal questions, handwritten answers, or more.
– Keirsey Report – The Keirsey Temperament Sorter, or KTS-II is a psychological test that can give you a glimpse into the temperament of prospective donors.
Have you used any of these sperm banks? If so, what was your experience and how would you rate them? Leave your review in the comments below