By SpermCenter - Posted on February 9th, 2010
Tue, 2010-02-09 11:34 | SpermCenter
This is a complex question and depends on a number of factors. What sperm bank you choose, what information you want before you choose your donor, what kind of vial you choose, how you have it shipped - what you pay will depend on all these things.
However, lets break down some of the common costs you're probably looking at when trying to find your sperm donor. For the purposes of this article, we aren't including fertility treatments or procedures like IUI, IVF and other forms of assisted reproductive technology.
All figures are broad averages compiled from listed prices, when available, from 9 of the top sperm banks. There's no guarantee these prices are current as we can only go off of what each sperm bank lists:
1) Sperm Donor Vials
Vials are usually priced higher if they're from open or ID Release sperm donor. Caution: don't just buy any type of vial; you need to buy the vial specifically created for your procedure (E.g. IVF, IUI, home insemination). This is a common mistake, so be sure you ask your doctor what vial type you should be ordering.
Vial Type Anonymous Open
2) Sperm Donor Information
Many sperm banks offer all kinds of sperm donor information; the info you see here is collected from various sperm banks and by no means applies to them all. However, if you are interested in this information, these are approximately the prices you will be paying.
After you order your sperm, you must have it shipped to your doctor's office or your fertility clinic. Here are some general shipping prices you might be looking at: