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What Makes a Sperm Bank Trustworthy?

Posted on October 1, 2018

Whether you’re looking for a sperm donor for assisted reproduction, want to preserve your own sperm for future conception or want to become a sperm donor, trusting your sperm bank is paramount. Many individual's top considerations will revolve around privacy, screening standards, convenience, legacy and professionalism.

One initial option to consider is to research customer testimonials and social media reviews online when you begin your search for a reputable sperm bank. You’ll also want to meet with sperm bank staff members in person to ask personal and specific questions, and to evaluate the facility and personnel up close.

What to look for

When your initial research proves encouraging, make an appointment for a consultation with the sperm bank you’re considering in order to ask questions such as:

  1. How do you protect a sperm donor or intended parent’s anonymity?
  2. What infectious diseases do you screen for when accepting donor sperm?
  3. How do you securely store sperm for maximum long-term potency?
  4. Can I collect my own sperm at home and transport it to the bank within one hour?

If you’re a sperm donor, privacy and convenience will be top of mind. If you will be using donor sperm, you want to make sure that the sperm has been thoroughly screened and washed before IUI or IVF occurs. Finally, if you want to bank your own sperm for use at a later date, storage security will be of greatest importance to you and your partner (if applicable).

What to avoid

One of the most important parts of your journey as a sperm donor or intended parent is your feeling of comfort and peace of mind. If anything about the sperm bank doesn’t feel right to you, search for an alternative. Doing research and attending a consultation are some of the best ways you can feel confident in your decision.

Patients choose and trust Fertility Center of California because we possess a 25-year legacy of quality service. We also fully comply with state and federal agencies that regulate integrity in our field. Our clients receive banking and retrieving sperm services with relative ease and convenience, and our donors can rely on confidentiality. Additionally, we make a point of keeping all parties informed in a courteous and compassionate manner. Our team is dedicated to maintaining our reputation for trustworthy, professional service, and our facilities are state-of-the-art.

To find out more about our California sperm bank, contact us today.

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