By SpermCenter - Posted on July 25th, 2011
Mon, 2011-07-25 23:00 | SpermCenter
This is a common question, but the answer is a little complicated. You can search for the characteristics you want your sperm donor to have, e.g., hair color, eye color, skin tone, healthy medical history and more. However, just because your donor has specific characteristics, it doesn't mean your baby will.
Genetics is incredibly complicated.
This is why, if you have any questions related to specific characteristics of your donor and the probability of your child inheriting these characteristics, you need to speak to a genetic counselor.
By SpermCenter - Posted on July 22nd, 2011
Fri, 2011-07-22 12:22 | SpermCenter
Finding a donor of a specific ethnicity, like an Asian sperm donor, can often be difficult. That is a bonus of using our advanced donor search - you have access to donors from many sperm banks and this helps you narrow down your options.
Of all the sperm banks, California Cryobank probably has the widest range of minority donors (it is one of the things they are known for).
By SpermCenter - Posted on July 19th, 2011
Tue, 2011-07-19 11:54 | SpermCenter
A recent visitor asked us this question, and we thought it deserved an answer. The simple answer is no, it does not cost money to donate sperm. Rather, if you are a potential sperm donor and a sperm bank accepts you into their program, you will get paid.
However, a sperm bank doesn't normally reimburse you for things like gas to get to and from the sperm bank, or for your time beyond the payment they give you each time you donate (assuming you are approved and enter their program).
By SpermCenter - Posted on July 14th, 2011
Thu, 2011-07-14 23:00 | SpermCenter
Who Offers It:
The InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination (INCIID)
How Much Does it Cost?
It is an IVF Scholarship program that covers costs for IVF cycles for qualified applicants. Awarded applicants can only use clinics that donate cycles to the program. Pharmaceuticals covered: only drugs for egg stimulation purposes.
By SpermCenter - Posted on July 7th, 2011
Thu, 2011-07-07 23:00 | SpermCenter
Who Offers It:
Ferring Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company devoted to identifying, developing and marketing innovative products in the fields of infertility, obstetrics, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and osteoarthritis.
How Much Does it Cost?
It costs $10 per year to enroll in the program, which is specifically designed for patients without insurance coverage or benefits for fertility medications.
By SpermCenter - Posted on July 5th, 2011
Tue, 2011-07-05 10:05 | SpermCenter
Yes, Native American men can be sperm donors. In fact, several sperm banks offer Native American donors, you just have to look around. California Cryobank, Reproductive Resources and CryoGam Colorado have donors with all or some Native American ancestry. In some cases, Native American sperm donors may be a mixture or be of full Native American ancestry.
To find out, you just have to do a search, either through SpermCenter or on each of the aforementioned banks' websites.
By SpermCenter - Posted on July 1st, 2011
Fri, 2011-07-01 15:34 | SpermCenter
Advanced Reproductive Care, Inc. (ARC) was founded in 1997 by reproductive endocrinologists with the goal of helping individuals finance fertility treatments.
ARC's treatment package cost varies from clinic to clinic, but you're only eligible for any of their services if you go through their network of physicians. Luckily, they are one of the largest networks of physicians and clinics in the U.S.
Here are some of the fertility clinics we know of that feature ARC fertility financing and other ARC services on their websites:
By SpermCenter - Posted on June 30th, 2011
Thu, 2011-06-30 23:00 | SpermCenter
One of the most devastating occurences in the life of anyone is a miscarriage. This is especially the case if you've been trying to get pregnant using artificial insemination. IUI, after IUI, after IUI and hundredes, even thousands of dollars later, you finally achieve pregnancy only to miscarry; this is one of the most heart-wrenching things that can happen to anyone.
By SpermCenter - Posted on June 27th, 2011
Mon, 2011-06-27 23:00 | SpermCenter
There are a number of sperm donation locations across the U.S. Finding a sperm bank is easier for those looking for donor sperm than those looking to become sperm donors. Overall, there are just over 25 sperm banks in the U.S. as well as a number of fertility clinics who handle sperm donation in-house.