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.
By SpermCenter - Posted on August 8th, 2010
Sun, 2010-08-08 23:00 | SpermCenter
It depends on the particular donation. Some men may produce 1 or 2 vials with one donation; others might produce 3 or 4, or even more.
There are a number of factors that influence this, the most significant being how long the sperm donor remains abstinent before donating. Abstinence can make a big difference in the quantity of semen produced in one donation.
This is why sperm banks usually ask their donors to abstain for a few days, at minimum, before they donate.
By SpermCenter - Posted on August 1st, 2010
Sun, 2010-08-01 23:00 | SpermCenter
Check out the trailer for Jennifer Aniston's new movie "The Switch, " also starring Jason Bateman. The story centers on a woman who chooses to use a known sperm donor, but before she can inseminate herself, her best friend replaces the specimen with his own.
By SpermCenter - Posted on July 14th, 2010
Wed, 2010-07-14 23:00 | SpermCenter
Sperm banks often differ in the kinds of tests they use, but in general, sperm banks screen all their sperm donors to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases like Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) through eliminating donors with known risk factors from their program.
Sperm donors also receive physicals, with particular attention paid to the genital area for evidence of HPV infection.