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Top 5 Characteristics Used to Choose a Sperm Donor

June 22, 2011

Blog written by Michelle Ottey, PhD, Director of Operations, Fairfax Cryobank

When people are choosing a sperm donor they tend to know what they are looking for in that match. Thankfully, most sperm banks have a lot of information available to make the search easier.

1. Infectious and Genetic Testing

2. Ethnicity

3. Physical Characteristics

4. Education

5. Available Profile Information

Once an intended parent finds a sperm bank that demonstrates that they follow all of the required regulations to ensure the safety of their recipients, the search for the perfect sperm donor match becomes very personal. Some people want a sperm donor with their same ethnic background; others want a sperm donor who resembles a partner or family member. For others, a sperm donor’s education and talents are the most important factor.

When it comes down to it, finding the perfect donor match is finding a sperm donor who possesses characteristics that you would want to contribute to the creation of your child. There is a lot to consider, but the right sperm donor match is out there for you!

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