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. 

Sperm Storage Fees

Client Depositors

Individuals storing semen for a spouse or sexually intimate partner

  • Initial Fees: $1100 or $1300 

Breakdown of Initial Fees:

  • $525 Account set up, consultation and lab processing
  • $325 blood draw 
  • $250 or $450 Annual storage fee
    • a $250 annual storage is for one ejaculate stored
    • a $450 annual storage is if you store more than one or multiple ejaculates 
  • = $1100 /$1300 minimum cost at first appointment

Ongoing or additional fees:

  • $250 - Reoccurring annual storage fee for one ejaculate stored (begins one year after account is opened)
  • $450 - Reoccurring annual storage fee for more that one ejaculate stored (begins one year after account is opened)
  • $300 - Return Lab appointments to store additional ejaculates (optional)
  • $200 - Wash sample before freezing. IUI prep (optional)
  • $225 to $300 - Tank Shipment fees, standard 2-day, overnight, or Saturday delivery
  • $25 daily tank rental fee for pick-ups (maximum 7 day rental)
  • $  75 - Vial Retrieval (due for each pick-up or shipment of CD/DD/KD/TR vials)
Directed Donor

Individuals storing semen for a designated recipient or for future use with someone who is not an intimate partner or spouse. 6-month quarantine required. A second exit blood draw ($650) is required at least 6 months after your last collection appointment.

Required paperwork must received before an appointment can be scheduled. Call to request required paperwork.

Initial appointment cost: $2000  

Breakdown of initial fees: 

  • $900 - Admin and Lab account set up (due at 1st appointment)
  • $450 - First year of semen storage  (non-refundable fee for all ejaculates stored, due at 1st appointment)
  • $650 - Required Blood testing and Urine culture:  (due at 1st appointment)

Ongoing or additional fees: 

  • $300 - Return appointments for additional vial deposits:  (optional but suggested)
  • $200 - Wash vials before freezing: (optional)
  • $650 - Exit Blood Draw (required 180 days after last stored ejaculate)
  • $650 - Repeat Blood Draw (only if samples are collected 3 or more months after the initial visit) 
  • $450 - Recurring annual storage fee (begins one year after account is opened)
  • $450 - Genetic Testing: (optional) (Genetic Tests are required for vials being shipped to New York State)
  • $300 - Semen Analysis and Test Thaw to assess sperm survival - this is optional but should be done to confirm the donor's fertility.
  • $  75 - Vial Retrieval (due for each pick-up or shipment of CD/DD/KD/TR vials) 
  • $225 to $300 - Tank Shipment fees, standard 2-day, overnight, or Saturday delivery
  • $25 daily tank rental fee for pick-ups (maximum 7 day rental)
Known Donor

A Known Donor Account is the same as a Directed Donor but for this account the recipient has chosen to waive the recommended six-month quarantine of the semen samples. Instead of a 6-month quarantine, for a Known Donor account the donor is required to have STD testing ($650) every 7 days while making deposits.

Required paperwork must be received before an appointment can be scheduled. Call to request required paperwork.

Initial appointment cost: $2250  

Breakdown of initial fees: 

  • $1150 - Admin and Lab account set up (due at 1st appointment)
  • $450 - First year of semen storage  (non-refundable fee for all ejaculates stored, due at 1st appointment)
  • $650 - Required Blood testing and Urine culture:  (due at 1st appointment)

Ongoing or additional fees: 

  • $300 - Return appointments for additional vial deposits:  (optional but suggested)
  • $200 - Wash vials before freezing: (optional)
  • $650 - Repeat Blood Draw (every ejaculate stored must be stored within 7 days of a blood draw)
  • $450 - Reoccurring annual storage fee (begins one year after account is opened)
  • $450 - Genetic Testing: (optional) (Genetic Tests are required for vials being shipped to New York State)
  • $300 - Semen Analysis and Test Thaw to assess sperm survival - this is optional but should be done to confirm the donor's fertility. 
  • $  75 - Vial Retrieval (due for each pick-up or shipment of CD/DD/KD/TR vials)
  • $225 to $300 - Tank Shipment fees, standard 2-day, overnight, or Saturday delivery
  • $25 daily tank rental fee for pick-ups (maximum 7 day rental)
Transfer Accounts
  • $700 Transfer Storage Account Initial Fee (When you send us vials to store from another facility) 
    • $250 Account Set Up Admin Fee
    • $450 First 12 months of storage
  • $450 Ongoing Annual Storage (due after first 12 months)
  • $75 Vial Retrieval (due for each pick-up or shipment of CD/DD/KD/TR vials)
Other Services
  • $200 Semen Analysis / Sperm Count (SA does not include morphology) 
  • $300 Semen Analysis / Sperm Count and Test Thaw to assess sperm survival
  • $200 Sperm Washing for Storage Client Accounts (at time the sample is collected)