Sperm Donor

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Registered: 09-01-2011
Sperm Donor
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Sat, 09-03-2011 - 9:58pm

Hello all,

I see many posts about egg donation, but I am in the process of looking for a sperm donor. Now, I have found a local sperm bank, but they have few donors and none that I am interested in. Have any of you had good or bad results from certain sperm banks?

The one close to me is the Fertility Clinic at OHSU in Portland, OR, but I am hoping to hear about others as I wish for a larger range of men to choose from.

Thanks!

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Registered: 02-11-2008
Sun, 09-04-2011 - 9:08am
We used DE and hubby's sperm however, I have heard other who had luck with California cryobank. I think they ship across the country as needed. Good luck

Isabel
Mom to Sebastian Robert after 3+ years of infertility

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Registered: 11-29-2005
Sun, 09-04-2011 - 8:02pm
I also did DE, but I know I've seen people talk about some of the banks. You could probably search on "sperm," and find some threads :) Will you be working with an RE or doing home insemination?

In any case, tons of baby dust too you!!

 


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Registered: 08-01-2002
Sun, 09-04-2011 - 10:08pm
Welcome to our board. I used a sperm donor to get pregnant. At the time my RE had a sperm bank. So it was an desision. Here is a link to sperm bans along with other usful stuff.

Good luck.

http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/DI-DE-General-Questions/Learn-More-About-This-Community/td-p/23400163
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Registered: 09-01-2011
Mon, 09-05-2011 - 12:16am

Thanks for the well-wishes everyone!

And thanks for the link to the list of Sperm banks! Am already impressed with a couple of them, including the one in Seattle.

While I would prefer to do an IVI at home, the logistics won't work. I would be doing it myself... and yeah, not so easy that:). So, I will be working through my doctor who does want to send me to an RE. I will be doing everything to prepare myself and trying in November probably. September is out because... well, too quick! I should be O'ing sometime next week. LOL October is out because I just don't want a baby born around my b-day. I know what its like to be born a Cancer baby and don't want that for my little one.

I am going to a fertility class held by a local fertility clinic on Thursday. I figure any information I get is good:)

Anyway... so far so good! Thanks for making me feel welcome:)

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Registered: 09-05-2011
Mon, 09-05-2011 - 7:05am

The Donor Sibling Registry has a lot of information here:

https://www.donorsiblingregistry.com/dsr-support-and-info/which-sperm-bank/

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Registered: 09-01-2011
Mon, 09-05-2011 - 12:52pm

Thanks for the link! Has some very good information. While I would prefer to do it at home, I want the security of knowing the sperm has been checked for HIV and other STDs.

Its amazing all the stuff I suddenly have to internalize. I'm excited, if a bit overwhelmed:)