Find Out More About Our Donor Screening Process

Are you looking to grow your family? Well, one of your options is to find donor sperm from a reputable source. At Cascade Cryobank, our mission is to provide you with the highest quality sperm possible, so you can have peace of knowing you are making the best decision for your family possible.

For us, the whole process starts with our donor screening process, which is rigorous. Here are some insights that will help you understand what we do:

Initial Evaluation

It all starts by us taking applications for donors. Our criteria is rigorous, and we start by taking applications from healthy males between the ages of 18 and 39 who have a healthy medical history beyond colds, flus, and allergies. We interview you during this phase to get to know the donor, and also perform an initial analysis of their semen. If the donor passes this phase, he will be asked back for more evaluation.

Medical Testing

Once you return, we will perform an extensive medical evaluation through a series of tests. In this phase, we are looking for anything abnormal in their genetic profile, as well as infectious diseases l like HIV, HBC, HCV, West Nile virus, and more. We also look for other potential health issues, as many of these could be genetically transferred to the offspring. We also perform a blood type evaluation and advanced genetic testing.

Psychological Evaluation

Another important step is that we have our donors undergo a psychological evaluation. We have our donors complete a Personal Assessment Inventory, which is then reviewed by a Licensed Mental Health Professional. The goal here is to assess their emotional and mental health.

Criminal Background Checks

We also perform a criminal background check. Future parents have a right to know this information! If a potential donor has a criminal background, we don’t allow them to become donors. A major reason is that people with criminal behavior can have personality disorders, drug use, and mental illness.

Interview and Personality

Our staff performs extensive interviews once a donor is accepted. On the surface, this may not seem necessary, but we find that people are naturally curious about the details of the donors. We like to understand a donor’s personal history, interpersonal relationship style with family and friends, hobbies, and ambitions. They also perform a personality test. Much of this information ends up on the profile, which can help people make selections.

At Cascade Cryobank, we try to be as thorough as possible when screening for donors. Once we find quality donors, we take the extra step to ensure that we understand the individual. This all helps to create a robust listing with information about the donor, including physical attributes, personality, and more. This is all designed to give you peace of mind of knowing that you are making the best choice possible.

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