By SpermCenter - Posted on August 30th, 2010
Mon, 2010-08-30 23:00 | SpermCenter
Unfortunately, you can't see photos of sperm donors on SpermCenter because most sperm banks don't offer photos of donors for free. It wouldn't be fair to show some photos and not others, nor would it be allowed by the majority of the sperm banks available.
This is why SpermCenter's sperm donor profiles link directly to their original profile on the sperm bank's website. It makes it easy to see your donor's original profile once you select them.
By SpermCenter - Posted on August 29th, 2010
Sun, 2010-08-29 23:00 | SpermCenter
Donor sibling registries are websites for individuals that have used an egg or sperm donor who want to search for donors or siblings.
For sperm donors, there are only a few bank-specific registries and one national donor registry, the "Donor Sibling Registry."
The Donor Sibling Registry is the only national registry in the U.S. Founded by Wendy Kramer and her donor-conceived son Ryan, the registry was created to connect donors and siblings searching for each other.
By SpermCenter - Posted on August 26th, 2010
Thu, 2010-08-26 23:00 | SpermCenter
If you're doing research into assisted reproduction methods, you will run across the terms artificial insemination and donor insemination, and you may be a little confused. We're going to try and help clarify the terms for you:
Artificial Insemination is the most well-known term to describe insemination via non-natural methods and was used most heavily in the 60s, 70s and 80s. In the 90s it was replaced by the term "therapeutic insemination," though in the 2000s it is still widely known as artificial insemination, or AI.
By SpermCenter - Posted on August 25th, 2010
Wed, 2010-08-25 23:00 | SpermCenter
There are websites that act as "matchmaking" sites for individuals searching for donors, but it is in your best interest to be very, very wary of these sites. They are completely unregulated and don't have to abide by the regulations the FDA requires of sperm banks.
There are no restrictions on the donors, nor any regulations for disease screening, genetic testing, medical exams, three generation medical histories and all the other criteria sperm banks have for their donors.
By SpermCenter - Posted on August 24th, 2010
Tue, 2010-08-24 23:00 | SpermCenter
This is a question we recently received. The answer is no, you can't meet the sperm donors on SpermCenter. We are not a meet-your-donor matchmaking service; we simply collect the donor listings from different sperm banks and publish them in one place for you so you don't have to visit 20 different banks.
Not even sperm banks allow you to meet the donors. The only time a sperm donor can be contacted is by a sperm bank on behalf of the child when the child reaches age 18.
This is done to ensure the privacy of all parties involved.
By SpermCenter - Posted on August 10th, 2010
Tue, 2010-08-10 23:00 | SpermCenter
We recently received a question about sperm banks in Melbourne, Australia. While some areas of Australia allow clinics to import sperm to the U.S., others are more strict, so your best option is to call a local fertility clinic and ask them how everything works.
That said, Australia also offers sperm donors, but the waiting lists may be very long for potential parents due to recent regulations that 1) don't allow donors in Australia to be compensated and 2) don't allow sperm donors to be anonymous.