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Donor Sperm Quality

Donor Sperm Quality: The little cells that make a big difference Charles Muller, PhD HCLD is Laboratory Director of Male Fertility Lab at the University of Washington and a key member of the Advisory Board for Seattle Sperm Bank. His research is in fertilization, male reproduction, and prostatitis. Customers focus on the attributes of the… Read more »

What is CMV?

What Is CMV And How Can It Affect My Pregnancy?

Cytomegalovirus, commonly known as CMV, is a virus that most American adults have been exposed to and have developed immunity to. CMV is a member of the herpes virus family which includes cold sores, chicken pox and infectious mononucleosis (mono). In healthy adults and children, CMV can cause mild cold or flu-like symptoms that may… Read more »

Who Pays for Infertility Treatment?

Who Pays for Infertility Treatment?

Using IVF, artificial insemination and other forms of assisted reproductive technology to conceive can be very expensive. Artificial insemination (ICI or IUI) with the use of donor sperm can cost anywhere from $500 – $1500/cyle or more. The average cost in the United States for IVF appears to be $13,000 – $15,000 per cycle, or… Read more »

What Do I Tell My Child About Sperm Donor 8282?

A recent NY Times article entitled “The Gift of Sperm Donor 8282” tells the story of three single women who, after acquiring sperm from an anonymous donor identified only as Donor 8282, each end up finding mates and getting pregnant – without ever having to use Donor 8282’s sperm. These women will never have to… Read more »

Reglera’s 7th Reproductive Compliance Conference | September 19th-20th

I just finished attending Reglera’s 7th Reproductive Compliance Conference in Arlington, VA. Two days of going over FDA regulations, current regulatory trends and case studies; and I can honestly say I thoroughly enjoyed it. Day 1: Living Documents Day 1 began with a welcome and introduction from Reglera president, Clay Anselmo. New to this year’s conference… Read more »

New England Fertility Society Conference, Day 2

Hello again, here is the update from day 2 at the NEFS 2012 Conference. Before the presentations today, I went for a walk along the cliffs of the conference location and took some photos that can be seen below. The weather was a bit windy, but there were beautiful, sunny skies. The first presentation today… Read more »

New England Fertility Conference 2012, Day 1

Hello this is Angelo Allard, General Supervisor for Seattle Sperm Bank, writing to you from scenic Ogunquit, Maine, at day 1 of the New England Fertility Society Conference. Today began with registration and a meet-and-greet dinner reception. I had the privilege of dining with Steve Pool, director of Fairfax Cryobank. We spoke about current challenges… Read more »