What parents say about their sperm donors

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Donors at Bellevue Sperm Bank provide invaluable donations that help provide treatment options for individuals and couples waiting to become parents.

Some people rely on sperm donations after being diagnosed with infertility. Male factor infertility can be caused by conditions present at birth, injury, or certain medications like chemotherapy. Couples and individuals who do not have a sperm source, such as lesbian and other LGBTQIA couples, or single moms by choice, also rely on sperm donations to become parents. There are various treatment types for people who need donor sperm, but they cannot proceed without finding a sperm donor.

Make A Difference In Someone’s Life

Intended parents do not get the chance to meet their donors, but often send messages. Here is what just a few had to say to their donors:

“My husband and I experienced male factor infertility for years. We decided to go the donor route. We had an amazing experience and after a couple of bumps along the road, we ended up with our amazing twins! We are so grateful!”

“We went through the list of donors and when we found ours, we had the ‘he’s the one’ moment when reading the written essay. We have our miracle baby now all thanks to him!”

“I’m a single mom by choice. After dating and not finding the right partner for me, I moved on to make my dreams come true of being a mom, and I got my wish. I have a beautiful daughter who’s almost 6 now. Best decision ever and I’m so happy our donor chose to donate and help us become the family we are now. I can’t thank him enough for such a blessing.”

Getting Started With Sperm Donation

After you submit an application online, look out for an email for the next steps. We’ll send a link to schedule an onsite appointment for your semen analysis. We’re located across the Overlake Medical Center near downtown Bellevue. You are also welcome to stop by as a walk-in appointment anytime after you submit your application. Be sure to be abstinent for at least 48 hours before your semen analysis. The first appointment takes around 20-30 minutes. Here is more information about the first visit to the lab.

After your semen analysis has been analyzed and you are approved to move on to the next step, you will have paperwork to complete. We will be asking questions about your medical history and your family’s medical history. It is important for our Genetic Counselors to look for any conditions that may be passed on to future offspring.

And the last step is STI testing and physical. On the day of the physical, you can start being compensated for your donations. Each donation that is able to be used for treatment is compensated at $100.

Donors are asked to donate at least once a week for six months but are welcome to submit donations 3 times a week and stay in the program for longer.

Donating Sperm Is A Worthwhile And Rewarding Experience

“This opportunity has changed my college experience. It has allowed me to enjoy my studies, social life, and all the experiences of college without having to work on the side. Everyone there is so nice, helpful, and cares about you as a donor. I will do this for as long as I can, it has been great.”

Read more testimonials from other donors in the program.

Become A Sperm Donor

If you are ready to see if you have what it takes to become a sperm donor apply here today. Or if you have any questions call our Donor Coordinators at (206) 558-1484 or [email protected].