Posts Tagged: donor sperm

Do Fertility Treatments Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer?

Do Fertility Treatments Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer?

The results of a recently released meta-analysis found no links between fertility treatments and breast cancer. These findings were published online in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility on June 21, 2021.  A meta-analysis is a type of study that combines and analyzes the results of various earlier studies. In this case, the researchers reviewed… Read more »

Why are Donor Samples Held in Quarantine for Six Months?

How much sperm do I need to conceive?

Our sperm donors are well screened and tested for infectious diseases before entering our program and continue to be tested on a regular basis while actively donating. Specifically, we are screening donors for Zika, hepatitis B/C, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, HTLV I/II, and West Nile virus, among other diseases. In addition, we perform overall health… Read more »

Using a Sperm Donor You Know: Comparing Directed Donors, Known Donors, and Personal Sperm Storage

Getting a Vasectomy? Consider Storing Your Sperm First

Along with providing anonymous donor sperm to individuals looking to conceive a child, Seattle Sperm Bank also provides personal storage of donor sperm for directed donors, known donors, and those storing sperm for personal use in the future by a sexually intimate partner. Here is a comparison of each of these donor types. A directed donor is an… Read more »

SSB Opens New Sperm Bank in Bellevue, WA

Bellevue Sperm Bank Opening

Seattle Sperm Bank will open a new lab in Bellevue, WA, in early April 2021. This added location will allow us to better serve our clients looking to start or add to their families by meeting the growing demand for donor sperm. SSB, one of the leading fertility clinics in the U.S., also operates sperm… Read more »

Top 5 Reasons to Use a Sperm Bank

Top five reasons to use a sperm bank

Donor sperm that does not come from an FDA-approved sperm bank can put patients at serious risk for infectious disease. Alternative sources can also waste your money and precious time by providing ineffective samples. Furthermore, neither donors nor potential parent(s) are protected from the legal implications associated with tissue donation and parentage, which can open both… Read more »

How is Donor Sperm Used for Insemination?

How is Donor Sperm Used for Insemination?

Artificial insemination is a safe and effective way to conceive a child if the person planning to carry has no underlying fertility issues. Two common methods include home insemination and intrauterine insemination (IUI). To illustrate how these methods work, let’s first look at what is needed for a successful pregnancy. Let’s start with the basics…. Read more »

Your Guide to Home Insemination

Your Guide to Home Insemination

For those not experiencing fertility issues, performing artificial insemination at home can be a reliable and affordable way to conceive a child. This method is especially safe and convenient during this time of social distancing because it can be done in your home and on your schedule without having to visit a clinic. In addition,… Read more »

Seattle Sperm Bank COVID-19 Update

Coronavirus and Home Insemination

During this difficult and uncertain time, we want to address your concerns and answer some common questions about using our services during this COVID-19 outbreak. Please know we are taking all appropriate steps to keep our clients, staff, and donors safe. In addition, we are closely monitoring the information and recommendations from the Centers for… Read more »

KindBody: Family Building for the LGBTQ Community with Seattle Sperm Bank

KindBody: Family Building for the LGBTQ Community with Seattle Sperm Bank

In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, KindBody hosted a fantastic virtual event, Family Building for the LGBTQ Community, that featured Seattle Sperm Bank. KindBody is a modern fertility, gynecology, and wellness clinic with offices in New York and California. Family Building for the LGBTQ Community can mean different things for different people. The KindBody… Read more »