By SpermCenter - Posted on July 4th, 2010
Sun, 2010-07-04 23:00 | SpermCenter
The decision to use a sperm donor is one of the most important choices you can make. Many people experience different reactions and emotions from family members and friends when they choose to use a sperm donor from a sperm bank or any other way.
Regardless of how your family reacts (or doesn't) the most important thing to remember is that you and your future baby are the most important people to think about; the right choice is the one that works for you.
By SpermCenter - Posted on June 29th, 2010
Tue, 2010-06-29 23:00 | SpermCenter
We recently recieved a question about getting paid for sperm vs. donating it. Different sperm banks have different policies; in the U.S. it is typical to pay sperm donors because of the time and committment required on the part of the donor.
However, sperm donors who want to donate for purely altruistic reasons have options:
1) Most sperm banks will waive payment if the donor requests it.
By SpermCenter - Posted on June 27th, 2010
Sun, 2010-06-27 23:00 | SpermCenter
A new study from Iran suggests women may be able to predict when they will go through menopause, then calculate when their egg stash will begin to dwindle (since this happens approximately fifteen years before a woman goes through menopause).
By SpermCenter - Posted on June 23rd, 2010
Wed, 2010-06-23 23:00 | SpermCenter
We recently had a question from a visitor that centers on a topic not discussed often; that of using a gestational surrogate and donor eggs.
In our visitor's case, his wife and he wanted to have children, but she had complications leading to a total hysterectomy. Surrogacy wasn't an option as there are were no healthy eggs remaining after her surgery. He wanted to know if there were any options they could look into.
The answer was, and is, yes. The option in this case would probably be the gestational surrogate/donor egg route using the husband's sperm.
By SpermCenter - Posted on June 22nd, 2010
Tue, 2010-06-22 23:00 | SpermCenter
If you're looking into the existence of your donor-conceived child's siblings, a great resource is the Sibling Donor Registry.
Wendy Kramer, a single mother who chose to have her son Ryan via donor insemination, started The Donor Sibling registry in 2000.
At the time, she knew other donor-conceived offspring would have the same curiosity as her son about their genetic origins. However, no public outlet or resource existed to address their curiosityand allow them to find out more about themselves, any potential siblings and possibly even their egg ot sperm donor.