Ordering & Shipping FAQs

Please be sure to read and understand our Terms of Use Letter  which explains what to expect from our semen donor program and what we expect from you when purchasing our semen and other services. The Terms of Use Letter must be signed and returned to us prior to shipment of any donor specimens. The form may be returned by fax, mail or a scanned image into an email. You may contact Client Services  for assistance.

What type of sperm preparation do I need?
How many sperm vials do I need to order?

  

What type of sperm preparation do I need?

This depends on the type of procedure you will undergo (artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF) with or without intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) ) and what your health care professional prefers. Our IUI (washed) and ICI (standard) prepared specimens can be used for artificial insemination. Our IUI specimens have been washed to remove the seminal plasma and are ready for an intrauterine insemination. Our ICI specimens can be used for an intracervical insemination or can be prepared at your physician's office for an intrauterine insemination. The IVF as well as the ICI can be used for in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection and both preps will need further processing at your health care provider's office. Before placing your order it is best to consult your physician regarding which sperm preparation to order.

How many sperm vials do I need to order?

Typically, 1-2 vial(s) are used per procedure or cycle. However, it is best to consult with your physician as the number you'll need may vary. You may wish to purchase multiple units for future cycles or family building and place into storage at Fairfax Cryobank.