Posts Tagged: seattle sperm bank

Fertility Questions to Ask Your Gynecologist

Questions to ask your gynecologist

Whether you are currently trying to conceive, or pregnancy is part of your long-term plan, there are many good reasons to talk about fertility with your gynecologist or health care provider. If this sparks some anxiety, you’re not alone. Many women are reluctant to talk about certain sensitive issues with a doctor. But having this… 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 »

How Common Cleaning Products Can Affect Fertility

How Common Cleaning Products Can Affect Fertility

We use so many cleansers and similar products around the home it can be easy to overlook their potential negative effects. While many of them contain chemicals that won’t cause harm at low levels of exposure, there are some everyday products that may damage your fertility. These are known as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and include… 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 »

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 »

Seattle Sperm Bank Lab Supervisor Answers Your FAQ, “What Happens To A Sample In Your Lab?”

Seattle Sperm Bank Lab Supervisor Answers Your FAQs, “What Happens To A Sample In Your Lab?"

  June is Men’s Health Month. Reproductively speaking, healthy sperm is one indicator for men’s health. But so much goes into sperm production; such as diet, exercise, sleep, etc. So, what does SSB do with the sample after ejaculation to measure and assess sperm quality? We often get asked about our processes, since Seattle Sperm… 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 »

Is it Safe to Conceive During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

Is it safe to conceive during Covid-19?

Our staff has received many questions about whether it’s safe to conceive a child during the COVID-19 pandemic, so we’ve consulted trustworthy sources to help answer some common questions. We’ll continue to inform you as conditions change and we learn more about this particular virus. Are Pregnant Women and Infants at Greater Risk? It’s true… Read more »