Find a Sperm Donor: Locating High Quality Donors
Most of our anonymous sperm donors are recruited from local universities and colleges and are between the ages of 18 to 39. The majority of our sperm donors are undergraduate and graduate students, while some are professionals. Each of our sperm donors are voluntarily contributing their sperm to help others achieve their goal of growing their family.
Our selection process aims to identify donors with attractive physical attributes, exceptional talents, and pleasing personalities, all the while ensuring a diverse selection for our patients. Our donor program maintains a stringent acceptance rate, with less than 3% of applicants successfully being admitted. We firmly believe that setting high standards for our anonymous and open donors is essential to guarantee patient satisfaction and facilitate the best possible outcomes.
- Anonymous Donor Program
- Open Donor Program
- Sperm Donor Screening
- Sperm Donor Tests
- Vial Quality and Availability
- We Keep You Informed
FCC's Anonymous Sperm Donor Program
An anonymous donor refers to a traditional type of sperm donor whose identity is kept private from the recipients and offspring. They have NOT consented to any form of contact in the future. This type of donor is desirable to families who wish to keep their relationship with their donor completely anonymous.
Sperm Bank Inc.’s Open Sperm Donor Program
An Open ID donor is a type of sperm donor program that allows donor-conceived adults to request contact with their sperm donor. The method of contact can be either mediated (orchestrated and facilitated by Sperm Bank Inc.) or unmediated (donor and offspring contact each other directly) and will occur via a means of email, letter, or telephone call. The method, means, time and date will be mutually agreed upon by the donor and offspring. Only the offspring can submit a contact request and must complete and return a formal request packet to confirm their identity as well as that of their parents and any other documentation to confirm the donor code.
Sperm Bank Inc. will make every attempt to coordinate a meeting between the offspring and donor, but it is important to realize that there may be situations outside of Sperm Bank Inc.’s control that prevent the meeting from occurring. A donor may choose to deny the request for contact.
Sperm Donor Screening
Potential sperm donors possessing pleasant and acceptable physical features undergo extensive screening. This includes, but is not limited to, character and personality evaluation, genetic testing, fertility assessment, a physical examination and infectious disease testing. Genetic testing consists of a chromosomal analysis called karyotyping, which minimizes the risk of transmitting a known genetic disease. Once accepted into the sperm donor program, the health status of the applicant is continually re-assessed. Semen samples from screened sperm donors will be quarantined for a minimum of 180 days and released only after re-testing of the sperm donor for the required infectious disease screening.
Sperm Donor Tests
The following tests/screenings are performed initially on all sperm donors:
- Background Check
- Keirsey Personality Profile
- Infectious diseases
- HIV I / II Antibody
- HTLV I / II Antibody
- RPR (Syphilis)
- Chlamydia (every three months)
- Gonorrhea (every three months)
- CMV (Cytomegalovirus) Antibody (IgM and IgG)
- Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
- Hepatitis B Core Antibody
- Hepatitis C Viral Antibody
- General Wellness
- Complete Blood Count
- Physical by medical practitioner
- American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) recommended Genetic Testing (ALL donors are tested for the following)
- Chromosome Analysis (karyotyping)
- Bloom's Syndrome
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Canavan Disease
- Dihydrolipoamide Dehydrogenase Deficiency
- Familial Dysautonomia
- Familial Hyperinsulinism
- Fragile X Syndrome
- Fanconi Anemia Type C
- Gaucher Disease
- Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1a
- Hexosaminidase A Deficiency
- Joubert Syndrome 2
- Maple Syrup Urine Disease Type 1B
- Mucolipidosis Type IV
- Nemaline Myopathy
- Niemann-Pick Disease Type A/B
- Sickle Cell
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy
- Tay-Sachs disease
- Usher Syndrome Type IF, III
- Walker-Warburg Syndrome
- Extended Genetic Testing (select donors are tested based on this additional criteria)
- 283 conditions (including the 23 conditions listed in the ASRM recommended genetic tests)
- For a list of all conditions tested for, please refer here: fulgentgenetics.com/beacon-expanded-male-carrier-screening
- To purchase vials from donors that have received extended genetic testing, you must sign an acknowledgement form (all patients are required to fill out this acknowledgement form regardless of the donors testing status).
- Extended genetic testing results are available to view at any time, however the results are most informative when the recipient is tested as well to rule out any overlapped conditions. We highly recommend all prospective patients speak to their provider about genetic testing prior to selecting a sperm donor.
- Psychological assessments
Sperm Donor Vial Quality and Availability
While we strive to ensure that all of our donor sperm vials are of the highest quality possible, we offer three levels (each at a different price) of donor sperm vials to give our patients options that are tailored to their specific needs.
- ART/IVF Vials – These vials contain >1 million motile sperm and can be washed or unwashed. Generally, these types of vials contain motile sperm counts compatible for IVF (In Vitro Fertilization and ICSI).
- Premium Vials – These vials contain >10 million motile sperm and can be washed or unwashed. Generally, these types of vials contain motile sperm counts compatible for at home inseminations and IUI (Intrauterine Inseminations). Please note that vials being purchased for IUI should be washed. All of our vials that are designated “IUI” have been washed prior to cryopreservation. All of our vials that are designated “ICI” are UNWASHED.
- Platinum Vials - These vials contain >20 million motile sperm and can be washed or unwashed. Generally, these types of vials contain motile sperm counts compatible for at home inseminations and IUI (Intrauterine Inseminations). Please note that vials being purchased for IUI should be washed. All of our vials that are designated “IUI” have been washed prior to cryopreservation. All of our vials that are designated “ICI” are UNWASHED.
Please be aware that the availability of semen vials from a particular sperm donor changes daily. Therefore, we highly recommend that you reserve and pre-pay for as many sperm donor vials as necessary to achieve a pregnancy. Find a sperm donor by searching our database.
We Keep You Informed
At the Fertility Center of California Sperm Bank Inc. we report any significant changes or new developments in a sperm donor’s medical history to those who have submitted a positive pregnancy report or live birth report.