Category Archives: Sperm Donors

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Sperm Offering

In a bizarre twist of timing, this evening we were offered the remaining vials of sperm of our current donor from the donor sibling family we have become very connected with over the past two years.  It’s kind of ironic … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Ultrasound #3 and Estradiol – Monitoring & Sperm Shipment Update

Today’s estradiol was 849, apparently right where they want it to be, so it looks like the right dose (for now) is 175 units/evening.  The ultrasound revealed 4-5 largest follicles on each side, with many more waiting in the wings … Continue reading

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Try #1 – Insemination #2

The second of the two inseminations for this cycle was this morning.  They told us the motile concentration was 20 million (also “very good,” like yesterday) so we’re as on our way as we could be! Today we used one … Continue reading

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Donor Sibling(s)

When Molly and I set out to choose a sperm donor, one of the most basic requirements we had was an open-donor/identity-release donor, which allows the child to request contact with the donor once the child is at least 18 … Continue reading

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Sperm Order #3

Since we’ve used up two of the three vials of our Donor #2 originally purchased from California Cryobank (CC), we’ve needed to order more. Upon logging into the CC website, I saw that there was a message saying our donor … Continue reading

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Sperm Order #2

It was such a process to choose a donor the first time around, I never even considered that we would have to complete that process all over again. We had used all six vials of Donor #1 we originally purchased … Continue reading

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Choosing Donor #2

Because we only have one more vial of Donor #1, we knew we needed to look into buying more vials if this next Try #4 doesn’t work. We looked on The Sperm Bank of California‘s website to see if we … Continue reading

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Choosing Donor #1 / Sperm Order #1

We went through the process of choosing a sperm donor and ordered 6 vials of IUI-ready sperm from The Sperm Bank of California. Choosing a donor is a very personal process, and I had never talked to anyone who had … Continue reading