Patients who wish to use anonymous donor sperm need to select a commercial sperm bank, order their specimens, and arrange for their payment and shipment to our laboratory. The Wisconsin Fertility Institute will only accept and store semen specimens from sperm banks that have been accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) or have been licensed by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). Such accreditation assures us that these banks meet specific minimal standards for disease screening and semen quality.
The following is a list of commercial sperm banks that WFI has approved for patient use. There are many other sperm banks available, and you may use them as long as you can provide us with documentation that they are accredited by the AATB or are licensed by the New York State Department of Health. We must receive this documentation and approve the sperm bank before we will use the sperm. If this documentation is not provided, we can only retain your samples in our laboratory for up to 3 weeks before returning them to the sperm bank. Please be aware that this policy is for your protection and for the protection of all other WFI patients; we apologize for any inconvenience it may cause you.
|Biogenetics Corp & The Sperm Bank of New Jersey||Fertility Cryobank|
|Phone: 800-637-7776||Phone: 323-965-7500|
|Fax: 908-232-2114||Fax: 323-965-0900|
|Web-site: www.sperm1.com||Website: www.growinggenerations.com|
|California Cryobank, Inc.||New England Cryogenic Center, Inc.|
|Phone: 866-927-9622||Phone: 800-991-4999|
|Web-site: www.cryobank.com||Web-site: www.necryogenic.com|
|Cryogenic Laboratories, Inc.||Pacific Reproductive Services|
|Phone: 800-466-2796||Phone: 888-469-5800|
|Fax: 651-489-8989||Fax: 415-863-4358|
|Web-site: www.cryolab.com||Web-site: www.pacrepro.com|
|E-ail: firstname.lastname@example.org||Email: email@example.com|
|The Sperm Bank of California||Reproductive Resources, Inc.|
|Phone: 510-841-1858||Phone: 800-227-4561|
|Fax: 510-841-0332||Fax: 504-885-3932|
|Web-site: www.thespermbankofca.org||Web-site: www.reproductiveresources.com|
|Cryo Laboratory of the Jones Institute||Cryogam Colorado, Inc.|
|Phone: 757-451-6200||Phone: 800-473-9601|
|Web-site: www.jonesinstitute.org||Web-site: www.cryogam.com|
Seattle Sperm Bank & European Sperm Bank USA
|Phone: 800-277-3210||Phone: 206-588-1484 or 800-709-1223|
|Fax: 706-736-9720||Fax: 206-588-1485|
|Web-site: www.xytex.com||Web-site: www.europeanspermbankusa.com|
|E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org||Web-site: www.seattlespermbank.com|
|NW Cryobank||Fairfax Cryobank|
|Phone: 1-800-786-5251||Phone: 888-279-4052|
|Fax: 1-509-232-0145||Fax: 703-698-3933|
|Web-site: https://www.nwcryobank.com||Website: https://www.fairfaxcryobank.com|
To begin the selection process either go to the bank’s web-site or call the bank, and they will send you information and a donor catalog. Policies and procedures are different for each bank; please be sure you understand the bank’s policies.
Things to check:
When making your selection, the following might be useful:
When you have selected both bank and donor, you will need to arrange for shipment to us at:
Wisconsin Fertility Institute
3146 Deming Way
Middleton WI 53562
Specimens should be shipped in a liquid nitrogen charged container designed specifically for this purpose. The specimens must be delivered prior to 3 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays. Deliveries will not be accepted on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, or Holidays. Specimens should be delivered at least one week before planned use.
The cost for sperm storage is $400 per year or $55 per month. The billing sequence begins the first day of the month after the sperm is received.
If you have any questions, please call us at 608-824-0075.