How to choose a sperm bank? Tips for finding the right one!
How are you supposed to know what makes a good sperm bank?
There are a lot of sperm banks to choose from and at times, it can seem a bit overwhelming.
How do you know if it's a good sperm bank? And how can you make sure that the donors are carefully selected and screened for diseases? With this small guide we hope to help you make an educated decision that you feel comfortable with.
When choosing a sperm bank, you need to think about the selection of donors and if there are enough donors available to choose from.
You also need to pay attention to the policies of the sperm bank to make sure that you make a well-informed choice. So before making your decision, take a look at the following:
🔹 Donors available
Does the sperm bank offer enough sperm donors for you to choose from? Does the bank offer both anonymous and non-anonymous sperm donors? And how much information can you get about the sperm donors?
🔹 Extra costs
What do they charge you for? Many sperm banks charge you for pictures of the donors, for the extended profiles where you can learn more about the donors, and for entering their Donor Search, but there are also sperm banks where you can get all this free of charge.
🔹 Donor Screening
Does the sperm bank follow a strict safety protocol to prevent disease transmission? How many tests does the sperm bank perform and what is included?
🔹 Reservation for later use
Is it possible for you to make a reservation of donor sperm for later use and/or siblings?
Cryos International makes a great effort to be your sperm bank of choice. Cryos is the world’s largest sperm bank providing you with the world’s largest selection of donors – both anonymous and non-anonymous.
Cryos offers free of charge access to the Donor Search where you can see baby pictures of the donors and learn more about them in their extended profiles – which is also free of charge. You only need to create an account to visit the Cryos’ Donor Search.
Cryos is licensed according to the EU-Tissue Directive, setting the highest standards of quality and safety. All sperm donors undergo medical examinations prior to acceptance to become a donor. Learn more about screening here.
At Cryos, you can always make a reservation of donor sperm. That way you do not risk your favorite donor being sold out in the middle of treatment, and you have the possibility to ensure genetic siblings in the future.
If you want to know more about Cryos International, please visit: dk.cryosinternational.com or call Customer Service: +45 8676 0699. If you are looking for recommendations or want to talk with like-mined people about choosing a sperm bank, join the Facebook Group: Family Dreams.
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