The Choice Moms Sperm Guide (37 pages) offers everything you need to know about sperm and sperm banks, but might not know to ask.
- An at-a-glance comparative chart of policies and prices at 11 sperm banks — number of donors, guaranteed motility count, family donor limit, price, shipping costs
- How Choice Moms choose their donor, decide how many vials to purchase
- The differences in types of donor available to you
- How all sperm banks are NOT created alike (open-identity, tracking, motility guarantees, refund policies, donor limits)
- Questions to ask a sperm bank before using
- Insights from Outreach Health Services for our women in Canada, excerpted from the E-Book: Canada
- After the fact, what if you want to make contact with half-siblings?
- Spotlights on two banks who have been long-time supporters of Choice Mom resources: The Sperm Bank of California and Seattle Sperm Bank, as well as a newer bank CryoGam Colorado.
- Links to special resources about donor conception.
Check out some of the experiences women have shared in the comments field below. (You’ll also find many more reports on the Choice Mom discussion board if you do a search.)
If you’ve already chosen a bank and conceived — after you report the birth to the bank to keep their donor offspring numbers up-to-date — please add comments below about your own experience with the bank so that others can benefit from your insights into their policies and customer service strengths and weaknesses.
— Mikki Morrissette