Your first step for selecting a donor should be to choose a health care professional to help guide you through the insemination process. After seeking professional medical advice, the process is fairly simple. You can browse our donor catalog to view donor profiles, or you can perform an advanced search for specific donor characteristics. Once you have chosen several possible donors (we can’t always guarantee the inventory of each donor, so it’s important to select more than one) simply call us to place an order. Vials will be shipped in a special liquid nitrogen dry shipper from our headquarters in Israel. A Fed Ex airbill will be included in the shipment to return the empty tank back to our facility in Israel.
What type of information do I need to have prepared to place an order?
To place an order we require the following forms on file:
- Release of Semen Form – filled out and signed by your physician
- Consent Form
- Banking Agreement – if you are purchasing vials ahead of time for later shipment
You will need to provide CBI with the following information:
- Your name, address and telephone number
- Shipping address
- Donor number(s)
- Number of vials and preparation type (ICI)
- Date the specimens need to arrive at your provider’s office or your home
- Payment information – CBI accepts most major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express .
- If you are planning to store sperm with CBI for use at a later date, you’ll need to have set up an account and submitted a signed storage agreement and a doctor release form.
- Your genetic tests (if done) – So we can do the matching with the donor genetic profile at no extra cost.
Can I perform the insemination at home or can this only be done at the doctor’s office?
Yes. Provided the proper forms are completed, an insemination can certainly be performed at home. Many of our clients prefer the privacy of this method. We do recommend, however, that you seek medical advice before beginning this process. We require that you have your medical professional sign a release of specimen form before we ship specimens to you.
Does cryopreserving sperm reduce the success of achieving a pregnancy?
Cryopreserving sperm typically results in some loss of fertilizing capacity. However, this may be compensated for by increasing the number of sperm used during insemination. Successful pregnancies have recently been achieved with sperm frozen for 28 years.