Guidelines For Ordering Donor Sperm Specimens

    1. You may contact your sperm bank of choice via phone or internet. Below are sperm banks that we have utilized before:
California – Website
Fairfax – Website – Email
1-800-338-8407 – Website – Email
N W Andrology & – Website – Email
Seattle Sperm – Website – Email
(206) 588 -1484


    1. Simply tell the sperm bank that you need to order a specimen. Usually one vial is needed per insemination (with IUI and ICI specimens). We suggest that you order just one specimen at a time. If you are ordering your specimen at least 4 days prior to your scheduled ultrasound you may choose to ship 2 day to cut down on shipping costs. If your ultrasound is 4 or less days after you order please order overnight so the specimen will arrive in time for your insemination.

    2. When you order your specimen, please order it in both partner’s names.

    3. Please order an intrauterine specimen if available. If an intrauterine specimen is not available an ICI may be ordered in its place. If only IVF specimens are available, 2 must be ordered to obtain the same number of motile sperm as an IUI specimen.
    4. Have them deliver the specimens to:

      Bluegrass Fertility Center
      James W. Akin, M.D.
      1760 Nicholasville Rd.
      Suite 501
      Lexington, KY 40503

* The office is open M-F 8am-11:30am and 12:30pm-4:30pm

  1. Notify the laboratory at Dr. Akin’s office when you have made the order. Please ask for a delivery date from the sperm bank. Give this information to the Laboratory also. You will only get a confirmation from the Laboratory as to arrival if you request it, or if the specimen does not arrive within 24hrs of anticipated arrival date.

  2. If the sperm is not used within 3 months there will be a charge for the storage of the sperm at Bluegrass Fertility Center. This charge is $400/year, to be pro-rated upon use of the specimen.

  3. The sperm bank will not deliver without payment first. You will need to give them your credit card number or mail a money order. If paying by money order please allow adequate time for the sperm bank to receive payment and then ship the specimen in time for your procedure.

  4. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office and ask for the Laboratory.