This area is specifically for men looking to become sperm donors. If you're interested in male fertility information, please see these resources:
The question "how much does sperm donation pay" is a common one we get here at SpermCenter.
The easiest answer is that it depends on the bank. Some banks, like California Cryobank, pay $100 per donation, while others like Fairfax Cryobank may pay more or less depending on whether there is a bonus involved, whether they pay up front, etc.
Bonuses may be offered for things like baby or adult photos, and you may get more if you decide to become an open donor (which usually means you allow your offspring to contact you and get access to medical information when they turn 18).
Your best option is to contact the bank or fertility clinic in your area, as they can give you specific quotes.
We get lots of email from men wanting to know how they can become a sperm donor. We are not a sperm bank, so you can't donate with us. But here are some things you should know if you want to become a sperm donor:
The requirements for becoming a sperm donor are very high. Most sperm banks reject 90-95% of all applicants. You must be in excellent health and between 18 and 35 years old.
You must be free from sexually transmitted diseases and not a heavy drinker or smoker. If you are adopted, you may be required to have medical records of your biological parents.
You must be willing to make visits to a clinic or sperm bank 1-3 times a week for at least six months.
What to expect
You can expect to have a full medical exam including blood and semen analysis, and you may be asked to visit again for a follow-up exam in three or six months.
You will be paid for each specimen, usually somewhere between $50-100 per specimen.
Where to go
You can use our fertility professional search find a sperm bank or fertility clinic near you. Tell them you're interested in becoming a sperm donor. They may be able to recommend a sperm bank in your area.
If you have questions about fertility
If you have fertility-related questions, try contacting Resolve, which has an anonymous toll-free help line. The number is on their website.