Authors and contributors Choosing a sperm bank or clinic When choosing a sperm bank, many intended parents focus merely on the characteristics of the donors available. However, paying close attention to the policies of the sperm bank is crucial as well, given that they might not fit your needs or interests in terms of family building. Before picking a sperm bank, a number of factors should be considered in advance. Do not choose one or another just because it was recommended by your physician or according to its popularity:
Whether you are a single woman who wants to conceive, a lesbian couple, or dealing with male factor infertility or genetic issues, there are important questions to consider when selecting donor sperm. Known Sperm Donor vs. What are the legal implications? You may want to consult an attorney who specializes in reproductive law. A known donor should be screened for sexually transmitted diseases, and you may want testing for genetic diseases as well. Some fertility centers will not work with known donors at all, or will only work with them if legal agreements are finalized between all the parties concerned. In most states, an anonymous sperm donor does not have any parental rights over children conceived from his donation.
Knowing where you are going to go for your fertility treatment is one thing, but choosing the sperm bank which is going to help you select through all of the different applicants is going to be a large chunk of the battle. There are things that you should keep an eye out for and watch when it comes to choosing the right sperm bank. When you go in to a sperm bank ask these questions: What is the basis of their application process for donors? Do they have any outstanding legal issue unresolved?
A, B, AB, or O. If your red blood cells have: The A antigen on their surface, you have type A blood.