grow your family with donor sperm
Egg Donor & Embryo Program
Grow your family through the help of donor sperm.
While we do offer sperm cryopreservation services, Advanced Fertility Care IS NOT a sperm bank, and we do not pay for nor do we accept sperm donations from the general public.
Many families benefit from the use of donor sperm as a part of their fertility treatment plan. The help of a sperm donor is often enlisted with journeys for single women, lesbian couples, and others scenarios when severe male factor infertility is present.
See if Donor Sperm is the right option for you. Schedule your consultation today.
Advanced Fertility Care
Getting Started with Donor Sperm
Selecting A Sperm Bank
There are several FDA certified donor sperm banks in the United States and we will be happy to provide you with a list of those banks that have successfully provided samples for our patients in the past. Advanced Fertility Care permits the use of any sperm bank as long as it is FDA certified and can provide the proper documentation with the sperm samples that are sent to our center. For your convenience, below is a list of several sperm banks patients have used in the past, however, there are several others available. Sperm is sold in individual vials which are available in various preparations:
- ICI Ready (Intracervical Insemination): These are unwashed sperm samples that will require more advanced processing by our andrology laboratory in addition to standard preparation techniques. As a result of this processing, total sperm counts may be decreased in comparison to IUI ready sperm (see below). It is often slightly less expensive to purchase an ICI ready sperm sample.
- IUI Ready (Intrauterine Insemination): These are prewashed samples that will still undergo appropriate preparation in our laboratory, however, will not need more advanced processing as with ICI Ready sperm. In general, these samples may be slightly more expensive than ICI Ready, however, are preferred for IUI.
- IVF or ART Ready: These samples generally have lower numbers of sperm with lower motility since lower numbers are sufficient for IVF or IVF with ICSI. These samples may be purchased for the use in IVF cycles only.
CMV (Cytomegalovirus) Testing
When purchasing donor sperm one must first know the CMV status of the female recipient. CMV (cytomegalovirus) is a community acquired virus that many people have had exposure to unknowingly and in general causes no harm except for cold-like symptoms at initial exposure. However, if CMV is contracted during pregnancy it can lead to miscarriage or birth defects. Women who have had previous CMV exposure (determined by a simple blood test) can select male donors with either CMV negative or positive exposure status. Women who have not yet been exposed to CMV and therefore have no immunity, should restrict their choice of donor to those that are CMV negative only. These distinctions will be found on every donor sperm bank website or listing.
Cost of Donor Sperm
The cost per vial of frozen donor sperm varies from sperm bank to sperm bank and is also dependent on the type of sperm being purchased (see above). Costs per vial can range from $200 to as high as $600 per vial. In addition, shipping costs, which average $150-200 per shipment can add significantly to the cost of using donor sperm. We recommend patients consider the number of attempts and number of vials they wish to purchase in order to have multiple vials shipped at once. In addition, if couples wish to secure sperm from the same donor for multiple children, this should be considered as well prior to the purchase.
Sperm Cryopreservation Bank Partners
- California Cryobank: 800-231-3373 www.cryobank.com
- Fairfax Cryobank: 800-338-8407 www.fairfaxcryobank.com
- Fertility Cryobank: 800-877-4438 www.fertilitycryobank.com:
- Xytex Corporation: 800-277-3210 www.xytex.com
- New England Cryogenic Center: 800-991-4999 www.necryogenic.com
- Oregon Health & Science University: 503-418-3700 www.fertilityoregon.com
- Phoenix Sperm Bank: 888-716-7392 www.phoenixspermbank.com
- Seattle Sperm Bank: 800-709-1223 www.seattlespermbank.com
- Northwest Andrology & Cryobank: 800-786-5251 www.nwcryobank.com
- Cryos New York Sperm Bank: 866-366-6777 www.ny.cryosinternational.com
- The Sperm Bank of California: 510-841-1858 www.thespermbankofca.org
While we do offer sperm cryopreservation services, Advanced Fertility Care IS NOT a sperm bank and we do not pay for nor do we accept sperm donations from the general public.
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See What Our Patients have said
“Just a tiny token of appreciation. We are so grateful to have benefitted from the wonderful job each of you do! You took such great care of us, and we are so thankful! We’ll see you again in the future for a sibling 🙂”
“Thank you to Dr Zoneraich, Dr Larsen & everyone at Advanced Fertility care for helping to bring our little miracle into the world! We are so grateful to have this wonderful child in our lives & it would not be possible without your expertise and care. We are so happy and feel incredibly blessed… Thank you!”
“We cannot say enough about AFC. We started our infertility journey at another practice and had a horrible experience. After starting with AFC, everything changed. Dr. Larsen took time to listen and was truly aware of our needs and feelings. We cannot thank him enough. We have a beautiful son and are over the moon.“
“Thank you for all you have done for us, you are an amazing group of people and we couldn’t be happier that we chose you to take us through this process.”
“Thank you so much for making our dreams come true. We feel so lucky for the blessing that you made possible. We couldn’t have picked a better team to work with.”
“There are no words to truly express how much we appreciated your kindness during our time working with you. You are truly in our hearts each time we look at our son. Thank you.”
"My wife and I have been trying for over six years to start a family, starting with trying naturally of course, IUI, IVF, and 3 transfers prior to meeting with Dr.Z and the Advanced Fertility team. We wanted to give it one more shot and were lucky enough to have a family friend offer to be a carrier, as well as try one more time with my wife as well. We felt very comfortable right off the bat. We had worked with 2 other fertility centers in Phoenix and Scottsdale prior. This team made us feel welcome and laid out a game plan and set our expectations and were very clear and realistic. Our wait times were non existent compared to another major facility where we did our first IVF, their avg wait 30-60 mins. We were not sold or told that they guaranteed to fill our house with kids like we heard verbatim at other establishments."
"We wanted to introduce you to our little miracle baby girl. She has blessed us in so many ways already. We want to say thank you to everyone at the office. You were all great during every step. You made IVF seem not so intimidating and then when we found out we were pregnant between treatments you were with us from the beginning until we saw her little heartbeat on ultrasound. A “BIG” thank you to Dr Z. You are great and so personable. You all can expect to see us again in a year or so."
"We cannot say enough about AFC. We started our infertility journey at another practice and had a horrible experience. After starting with AFC, everything changed. Dr. Larsen took time to listen and was truly aware of our needs and feelings. We cannot thank him enough. We have a beautiful son and are over the moon."
"We’ve been on our infertility journey since 2009. Advanced Fertility Care is the 4th fertility Drs office we went to. We LOVE them! I will never go anywhere else. They are the whole package. In our early experiences with other offices, we found the hands off approach frustrating. We saw Drs at consultations but all treatments and ultrasounds were done by nurse practitioners. Decisions were frequently made by nurse practitioners. We thought this was normal care – it’s not! I have never been seen by a nurse practitioner at Advanced Fertility Care."