a blog by Michelle Ottey, PhD, Laboratory Director for Fairfax Cryobank, August 3, 2016
Information varies by sperm bank, but generally there is a lot of information out there. You can learn a lot about the individual donors as well as their family. The goal of the sperm banks is to provide you with information that will help you choose the right sperm donor for you and your family.
Many banks offer Donor Childhood Photos. Photos of the donor are usually between 6 months and 6 years of age. Some banks offer one photo other offer several photos. Some Sperm Banks offer Adult or Lifetime Photos. Donors provide a series of photos from infancy through adulthood. You may like a Donor Silhouette, a profile photograph of the donor that has been shaded to show only the line of his side profile. This is a great way to view the adult donor's physical characteristics, yet keep him anonymous.