The logistics for the account types differ based on whether the samples will be used by a sexually intimate partner, or by a friend (or other person such as a surrogate) known to the sperm provider. These screening, testing, and quarantine differences are regulatory requirements intended to reduce the possibility of disease transmission.
A Client Depositor (CD) is an individual who stores sperm for the use of their spouse or other sexually intimate partner. Samples stored as a CD cannot be used by someone who is not a sexually intimate partner.
- If there is a chance anyone other than your partner would carry, it is recommended to open the Directed Donor account.
- To open a CD account, call us to schedule an initial collection appointment
A Directed Donor (DD) is an individual who stores sperm for a designated recipient who may or may not be an intimate partner or spouse. There are more options with this type of account and the added safety of the 6 month quarantine.
- All stored vials in this account are quarantined for six months prior to release.
- We recommend opening a Directed Donor account for minors (or anyone who is unsure who will carry a pregnancy), as it offers the most flexibility for use in the future.
- The first step to open a DD account is to call or email us. The sperm provider will need to complete screening documents and a physical exam prior to scheduling the first collection appointment.