By SpermCenter - Posted on September 9th, 2009
Wed, 2009-09-09 17:42 | SpermCenter
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.