We hope that all of our families, donors, and clients are safe. We have resumed our M-F schedule.  All recipient and client visits are by appointment only, including tank returns. We will post updates to our hours here. Please call us with questions or to schedule at 510.841.1858. Telephone hours are 9:30-4:30 PST.

We appreciate your continued support. If you are able, and appreciate our one-of-a-kind, ethical and inclusive, non-profit family-building program, please consider a tax-deductible donation to ensure others can also use TSBC to build their families.

We recognize that building your family in the midst of COVID can add additional challenges. Explore our “Getting Support” page for resources that can help, including a list of mental health providers that specialize in fertility. 

Why Choose The Sperm Bank of California?

A Message from our Executive Director

Starting or expanding your family using donor insemination or sperm storage is a leap into the unknown. Working with The Sperm Bank of California is like having a trusted friend by your side on your journey to parenthood.

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Resources & Research

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Conception Strategies For Women

A list of strategies helpful for women seeking to become pregnant.

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Insemination and Pregnancy

Learn about Insemination Methods and outcomes

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Transgender Resource Guide

Resources for transgender individuals.

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Testimonials

  • We have two wonderful children using The Sperm Bank of California who are healthy and happy. — Rebekah, TSBC mom of two, August 2011
  • — TSBC experience with donor conception, July 2019
  • “Honestly, right now there is only one sperm bank that I can recommend, and that is The Sperm Bank of California (TSBC).” — Wendy Kramer, Co-founder and Director of The Donor Sibling Registry, from the Huffington Post "Choosing a Sperm Bank...What to Know" 8/23/17, August 2017
  • The Sperm Bank of California was great & easy to deal with. Their website is simple, but not flashy; their profiles are very personal & thorough. — Evelyn, April 2011
  • The Sperm Bank of California does not dilute their sperm with fillers like many other banks do. An ejaculate yields two vials. — Rachel, May 2011
  • “We can't thank you enough for all your hard work with us today. I can't imagine any of the other banks we considered would have put this much thought, support, honesty, and understanding into helping us.” — Meghan, January 2017
  • "We wanted to thank TSBC for being such a key support to us throughout our journey into pregnancy and parenthood. In particular, we wanted to express our thanks for the family contact list. We so appreciate the thoughtful, evidence-based, queer-friendly r — TSBC Moms, November 2017
  • I worked with TSBC (The Sperm Bank of CA) and highly highly recommend them for a host of reasons. In no particular order — Chrissy, April 2011
  • “Perfect!! I really appreciate working with TSBC, you have been so tolerant and empathetic, thank you.” — R~, April 2016
  • “Thanks so much for your help and prompt email. Honestly, in that short conversation you proved to be the kindest person I think my husband I have worked with in this whole process - thank you!" — Jennifer , January 2017
  • Another vote for The Sperm Bank of California. I researched 2 or 3 other banks in California and others nationwide. — Kim, July 2011
  • “Thanks! I really appreciate how helpful and responsive you all have been. This process, especially as a single woman, is so intense and can feel difficult in unexpected ways. I have just loved every interaction I have had with TSBC so far, and have felt" — Erica, April 2016