Directed Donor

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A California Cryobank Coordinator will be assigned to each directed donor case and will coordinate the process according to the steps above. The coordinator will keep the recipient updated in terms of the directed donor's progress. The program takes approximately 6-12 months to complete based on the designated quarantine period provided by the referring physician.

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The total costs of the Directed Donor Program averages from $3,200 to $4,000. Each client has different needs and therefore the costs will vary.

Base Fee: $3,135*, including:

Payment 1 of Base Fee Due: $335 (Remaining Balance of Base Fee: $2,800)

  • Initial consultation with all involved parties
  • Semen analysis with test freeze (IUI (washed) or ICI (unwashed))

*Please note that the test freeze is a complimentary addition to the semen analysis


Payment 2 of Base Fee Due: $1,725 (Remaining Balance of Base Fee: $1,075)

  • Physical examination
  • Initial specimen freeze
  • General health screening and initial infectious disease testing (via blood draw/urine sample)
  • Required Genetic Screening Tests


Payment 3 of Base Fee Due: $1,075 (Remaining Balance of Base Fee: $0) + any applicable additional fees listed below, prior to release of vials

  • Final infectious disease testing and 6 months of specimen storage
  • Consultative and Professional services:
    • Complete assessment of directed donor's medical social history and current health status by California Cryobank's Medical Director
    • Complete evaluation of directed donor's family medical history for three generations and genetic risk assessment by California Cryobank's Genetic Counselor


Additional Fees (if applicable):

  • Consultation/Semen Analysis/Test Freeze: $335 (if Directed Donor process is not pursued after this step - this will be the only applicable fee)
  • Additional ICI freezes - $230 each; Additional IUI freezes - $410 each
  • Genetic Testing: Applicable fees will be discussed with the genetic counselor for additional genetic screening beyond the required tests. A California Cryobank genetic counselor will work with the donor, recipient and all applicable parties involved to determine which genetic tests are recommended.

The donor can discontinue the program at any time and should provide notice in writing to California Cryobank. If the donor does not complete the screening process, fees will not be reimbursed by California Cryobank. In addition, regardless of which party pays for the services, the donor can withdraw his permission for use of semen at any time.

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For those unable to utilize California Cryobank's Directed Donor Program due to time constraints, legal concerns, or financial barriers, California Cryobank's Donors are an excellent option to help start your family.

California Cryobank (CCB) donors undergo the industry's most extensive screening process that eliminates over 99% of all applicants. Donor applicants are screened for STDs, genetic mutations, family medical history (three generations), educational requirements, and of course specimen quality. Active donors undergo ongoing blood tests every three months while in the program and every donation is individually tested to make sure it meets our high quality standards.

CCB offers more than 300 donors to choose from on our catalog. These premium donors include outstanding college athletes, artists, musicians, and over 50 Graduate Donors pursuing or having completed their Master's Degrees or PhDs.

ICI (unwashed) and IUI (washed) Donor vials range from $595 to $795  depending on vial type. Establishing an account to purchase donor semen is simple and vials can be purchased and shipped over the phone or directly from - once the necessary forms have been signed by your physician.

For more information on this option, please call 866-927-9622.

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We look forward to providing you excellent service. Please complete our online form for more information.

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Family History

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November 2004

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