Directed/Known Donor program in partnership with PNWF

Seattle Sperm Bank is proud to provide Pacific Northwest Fertility (PNWF) patients with Directed and Known Donor Services!

A known donor is a directed donor whose recipient has chosen to waive the recommended six-month quarantine of the donor’s semen samples. A directed donor is an individual who stores sperm for a chosen recipient who is not their spouse or sexually intimate partner, and intends to observe the FDA recommended 6-month quarantine of specimens. If you want more information about observing the 6 month quarantine and the schedule and fees related to this process please contact

At SSB, we encourage recipients to be involved in the donor screening process from the very first visit to ensure clear communication between all parties. The recipient is welcome to come to the initial screening process to learn about the process and see the lab. When the recipient lives in another state, it’s important that they consult SSB by phone. The recipient and donor will have joint decisions to make regarding the donor’s screening, how many visits they should make, and whether to wash the semen samples for intrauterine insemination (IUI) prior to storage.

The donors of PNWF patients will be required to schedule an Initial Semen Analysis visit, at which time the donor will provide an initial specimen for analysis and undergo preliminary infectious disease testing and screening.

If after the initial visit PNWF and the patients are prepared to move forward, the donor will then schedule a 2 week collection window, centered around a physical exam, risk assessment questionnaire and required infectious disease testing.

Other Helpful Links for Directed and Known Donors

PNWF Known Donor Collection Schedule and Fees