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5 Things to Know Before Choosing Donor Sperm to Conceive

Five Things To Know Before Choosing Donor Sperm

Using donor sperm to conceive is a viable and proven option for single women, lesbian couples, and other couples experiencing either male or female infertility issues. Once you decide this is the right method for you, the next step is choosing a sperm bank to partner with. Below are five things to know before you… Read more »

How to Find Your Ideal Sperm Donor

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Once you decide to use donor sperm to conceive, the next step is choosing the right donor. This important process may feel overwhelming at first since there are hundreds of quality donors available. To help put you at ease and give you a place to start, we suggest you begin by thinking about what’s most… Read more »

SSB Connects Brings Families Together

SSB Connects Brings Families Together

At Seattle Sperm Bank, our primary goal is to help you conceive a child and start or add to your family. But our support doesn’t end there. We also offer access to a donor sibling registry, which helps facilitate mutually desired contact between half-siblings who share a common donor. Sibling registries give donor-conceived children the… Read more »

Meet Smith, Our Featured Donor of the Month

  Each month, Seattle Sperm Bank selects an outstanding donor from our catalog to be our Featured Donor. Along with highlighting his physical attributes and character traits, we also offer a special 2 vials for the price of 1 deal for Featured Donors. We choose featured donors based on two factors. The first, which is… Read more »

New Discovery May Help Explain Male Infertility

New Discovery May Help Explain Male Infertility

According to a study published in the scientific journal Nature Communications, researchers have made a discovery that changes what we know about how a women’s egg is fertilized. It may also help explain why some men have infertility issues. Scientists have long known that a fertilized egg cell (called a zygote) needed two centrioles from… Read more »

Seattle Sperm Bank’s Genetic Testing Methods

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The recent news that Chinese scientist He Jiankui has claimed to have created the world’s first genetically edited babies has raised international alarm. Using a gene editing technique called Crispr, the scientist altered the genes of embryos in twin girls before implanting them in the mother, who gave birth in November 2018. Specifically, he altered… Read more »

Meet Tormund, Our Featured Donor of the Month

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Each month, Seattle Sperm Bank selects an outstanding man from our catalog to be our Featured Donor. Along with highlighting his physical attributes and character traits, we also offer a special 2 vials for the price of 1 deal for Featured Donors. We choose featured donors based on two factors. The first, which is objective,… Read more »

How Seattle Sperm Bank Protects Donor Anonymity

How Seattle Sperm Bank Protects Donor Anonymity

Protecting the privacy and anonymity of our sperm donors is extremely important to Seattle Sperm Bank. This includes men who are open identity (or open ID) donors, which is the option SSB strongly encourages, and which most of our donors currently are. Open ID donors agree to have at least one form of contact with… Read more »

How Your Choice of Underwear Affects Sperm Production

How underwear affects sperm production

One of the best ways to improve your sperm production is also one of the simplest: keep your testicles cool. And the type of underwear you choose plays a major role in this. Thirty years’ worth of studies has shown that chronically elevated scrotal temperatures can negatively affect sperm production. Now, a recent study highlighted… Read more »

Happy Birthday to the World’s First IVF Baby, Louise Brown

Louise Brown, first child conceived using IVF.

July 25th marked the 40th birthday of the first “test tube baby,” Louise Brown. In late 1977, Brown was conceived outside the womb using in vitro fertilization (IVF) when scientist Dr. Robert Edwards and gynecologist Dr. Patrick Steptoe united sperm and egg in a petri dish before implanting it in Louise’s mother, Lesley Brown. At… Read more »