Sperm Donor Screening

We welcome potential sperm donors from all different ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. Most live in the Pacific Northwest region, or attend universities or technical schools in the area. They are bright, adventurous, and highly motivated guys.

Moreover, potential sperm donors must meet the high standards of our qualification process. The donor screening we perform meets or exceeds the standards determined by the FDA, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and the Canadian Fertility & Andrology Society (CFAS).

Finally, our high standards and extensive screening process give you the highest quality sperm donors to choose from.

Basic requirements for potential sperm donor applicants:

  • Between 19-38 years old
  • In good health and within a normal BMI
  • Legally allowed to work in the U.S.
  • Now attending or have graduated from college. Highschool graduates may be considered with professional experience in lieu of a college degree.

Our sperm donor screening process includes the following:

  • A three-generation family health history
  • Lifestyle assessment to confirm they are low risk for contracting sexually transmitted infections
  • No excessive use of alcohol or illegal drugs
  • A complete physical examination
  • A complete metabolic panel blood test and urinalysis
  • Multiple semen analyses, including evaluation of count, motility, morphology, and post-thaw recovery
  • An educational background check
  • A criminal background check
  • A psychological evaluation
  • Genetic testing

Infectious disease testing on sperm donors:

All sperm donor vials undergo a six-month quarantine period prior to release for sale.

  • HIV I/II Ab
  • Hepatitis B surface Ag
  • Hepatitis B Core Ab Total
  • Hepatitis C Ab
  • T. Pallidum (Syphilis)
  • HTLV I/II Ab
  • CMV Total antibody; CMV IgG and IgM if indicated*
  • West Nile Virus NAT (as of 01/01/2017)
  • Neisseria Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia Trachomatis
  • Canadian Eligible Donors undergo routine bacterial culture, chlamydia, and gonorrhea testing at each donation

*CMV: Donors who screen total antibody positive will have reflex testing for specific antibodies to rule out an active infection. Learn more about CMV on our CMV FAQs page.

Genetic testing:

Please read our Genetic Testing page to learn more about the genetic testing that we perform on our donors.