Anonymous and Open Donor Sperm
All of our sperm donors are recruited from local universities and colleges and are between the ages of 18 to 37. The majority of our sperm donors are undergraduate and graduate students, while some are professionals. Each of our sperm donors are voluntarily contributing their sperm to help infertile patients or single women have healthy children.
Our sperm donor requirements and testing are extremely strict and only the strongest candidates are accepted to the FCC sperm donor program. Less than 1% of the applicants that apply are accepted as contributing sperm donors.
FCC’s Sperm Donor Program (Anonymous and Open)
FCC works with two different types of sperm donors. The first is an anonymous sperm donor in which a couple finds a sperm donor using a donor database. They have no connection to the sperm donor and do not know the donor’s real identity. The second type of sperm donor is an open sperm donor. This type of donor is still anonymous to the recipients, but has agreed to one form of contact with the donor-conceived offspring once he or she turns 18 years old. Both sperm donor programs at the Fertility Center of California (FCC), uses only the most exceptional quality of donor sperm for assisted reproductive procedures such as Intra-uterine Insemination (IUI), Intra-cervical Insemination (ICI) and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). All of our sperm donors have passed a rigorous screening process before being added to our sperm donor database. Learn more about our sperm bank costs and fees.
Sperm Donor Screening
Potential sperm donors possessing pleasant and acceptable physical features undergo extensive screening. This includes, but is not limited to, character and personality evaluation, genetic testing, fertility assessment, a physical examination and infectious disease testing. Genetic testing consists of a chromosomal analysis and a comprehensive genetic carrier panel (302 conditions) which minimizes the risk of transmitting a known genetic disease. Once accepted into the sperm donor program, the health status of the applicant is continually re-assessed. Semen samples from screened sperm donors will be quarantined for a minimum of 180 days and released only after re-testing of the sperm donor for the required infectious disease screening. View a full list of the donor testing requirements here.