We hope that all of our families, donors, and clients are safe. Great news! TSBC is now open five days a week! Telephone hours are 9:30-4:30 PST. 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.
We appreciate your continued support and anticipate that we will be open and fully operational as soon as possible. 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.
During COVID, we are continuing to support at-home inseminations by shipping directly to your door. Please call us for more information and support. Instructions for at-home insemination can be found here.
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.
Getting Started Means Getting Registered
If you would like to buy donor sperm, get started by following the step-by-step instructions below. You must follow all of these steps in order to purchase sperm. You do not need to be registered to access our donor catalog online or seek donor details over the phone. We encourage you to check our donor catalog for a donor matching your criteria before registering.
The entire registration process is done by printing and filling out the forms provided here online and then sending them back to us via email or fax. It can take about a week or more to complete. The person who needs to follow these steps and register as a recipient is the person who plans on putting genetic material in their body to attempt to achieve a pregnancy. Each individual person looking to achieve a pregnancy using donor sperm needs their own paperwork.
Whenever you send paperwork, always call us to confirm that we received it. 510.841.1858
- STEP ONE: Register Your Medical Professional's Facility
- STEP TWO: Submit the Required Forms for Registration
- STEP THREE: Choose A Donor
- STEP FOUR: Purchase Your Vials
- STEP FIVE: Set Up Your Shipment or Pick Up
- STEP SIX: Plan Ahead
*Please note that this step is required even if you do not plan on shipping to or working with a medical professional to perform insemination procedures.
- Call us at 510.841.1858 to find out if your healthcare facility is already registered.
- If yes, go to STEP TWO.
- If your health care facility is not registered with TSBC, you can register them by having them complete our Medical Facility Registration form and submitting this with a copy of their state license OR a voided prescription. There is no fee for medical facility/practice registration.
- We can also let you know what medical professionals in your area are already registered with us.
- Complete the required Recipient Information Form
- Complete the required Recipient Informed Consent
- Complete the required Mutual Consent Form
- Have your doctor complete the Annual Medical Professional's Signature Form
- Mail, fax or email scanned copies of these forms. We cannot accept photographs (.jpeg) of these forms. The address, email address and fax number is at the top of EVERY form as well as under Contact/FIND US on the website. If applicable, include your doctor's signed Medical Professional Registration Form and copy of license/voided prescription.
- There is a one-time $100 non-refundable registration fee for all new recipients (payable by check, Discover, Visa, or MasterCard).
- It will take 3 to 5 business days to become registered after we receive your paperwork. You will know you have completed the process when you receive a Welcome Email from TSBC. You are now ready to place your first order.
- You can EXPEDITE your registration for an additional $100 and be registered within 1 business day from the time we receive your forms.
- If you are the partner of someone who is already registered with us and you, the partner, are now planning on trying to conceive using a TSBC donor, you do not need to pay the registration fee, but you do need to submit all required registration paperwork and be registered before using a TSBC Donor.
- Whenever you fax paperwork, please call us to confirm that we received it. 510.841.1858
- Read through our page on choosing your donor for helpful suggestions on that process.
- Look at our Donor Catalog and read free profiles and interview notes for each donor. You can also purchase extended profiles and childhood photos (available for most donors) through the catalog.
- Have questions? You are welcome to call us and ask for details about any of the donors:
- How many pregnancies do they have?
- How many vials are available for purchase?
- Can you describe the donor's adult photo to me?
- All purchases are made over the phone with a TSBC staff person. Requests for vials or shipping/pick-up appointments that come via email or fax will not be honored as purchases and appointments can only be completed over the phone. Please do not send a Shipping/Pick Up Confirmation Form without first speaking with a staff member to schedule a pick up or shipment.
- Call us at least 7 days before your planned insemination to purchase donor sperm if picking up your vials. For shipping, call at least 7 days before you need to ship your vials as sometimes we are able to accommodate less notice, but there are also times that we get booked up further in advance for shipments. The more notice you can give, the better.
- Let us know the donor number and the quantity and type of vials you wish to purchase. Once purchased, vials can stay at TSBC until you are ready to retrieve them.
Please Note: If the donor you chose reaches their ten-family limit before you retrieve your purchased vials, we will not be able to release them to you. In this instance, we will refund the cost of the vials. In all other situations, vial purchases are nonrefundable.
- Please call us at 510.841.1858 to schedule your shipment or pick-up.
- All shipments and pick-ups are scheduled over the phone with a TSBC staff person. Requests for vials to be shipped that come via email or fax will not be accommodated.
- After you schedule your shipment or pick-up, complete and return the Shipping/Pick-up Order Confirmation Form (SOF) by fax or scan/email. Please do not send an SOF without first speaking with a staff member to schedule a pick up or shipment.
- You can set up your shipment or schedule a pick-up at the time of purchase or at a later time.
- If you plan to ship, call to set up your shipment at least one week before you need vials to ship.
- Same day pick-ups appointments: We cannot guarantee availability. Please plan ahead and schedule ahead. You can always change your appointment once you have made it.
- Same-day shipping requests: We cannot guarantee availability and will only accommodate on a case by case basis. If a same day shipment can be arranged additional fees will be charged.
- For international shipments, we must receive a signed International Shipping Agreement in addition to all other required documents before each order is shipped.
- While placing your order, check the donor's inventory to decide if you want to purchase more vials for subsequent cycle attempts.
- We do not automatically place your name on a notification list or set aside more vials for you.
- We encourage you to read our Conception Strategies for Recipients 35 and Older for more information on age and fertility. This handout contains information helpful for all recipients, regardless of age.
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Please do not hesitate to call us for further explanation and more details. 510.841.1858