Become a Sperm Donor

Apply to Donate Sperm with FCC in Southern California

If you are interested in becoming a sperm donor, we wish to thank you for this generous gesture. Filling out a sperm donor application and becoming a sperm donor with the Fertility Center of California, Sperm Bank Inc., is a simple process for qualified candidates. We make every attempt to ensure the confidentiality of this procedure and the anonymity of our sperm donors.

Our sperm donor program has been active since the 1980s and we are proud of the relationships we have built with our sperm donors. You will be well taken care of by our laboratory staff, who will explain the process step-by-step and answer any questions you may have. Before applying online to become an anonymous sperm donor with FCC, please make sure you meet the following requirements:

Sperm Donor Online Application Process

Step 1: Online Application

If you meet all the requirements listed above, please fill out our online donor application. Complete all of the fields in the questionnaire and upload between 1 and 4 photographs of yourself as an infant or toddler. (Ideally, the photos should have no other people in them and your facial features should be clearly visible.)

Step 2: Part 2 of Application

After you submit your online sperm donor application, we will review your information. If you are a qualified candidate, we will send you the second part of the application, which asks for more detailed information. Please complete part 2 of the application.

Step 3: Make an Appointment 

After you have filled out part 2 of the sperm donor application, please contact our office nearest you (San Diego or Orange County) and make an appointment with our donor program coordinator. The appointment will last no longer than 1 hour. Prior to your appointment, make sure you have the following forms completed:

Step 4: Infectious Disease Testing

At your first appointment, a semen analysis will be performed. On initial evaluation, sperm donors must test negative or non-reactive to the required tests. Sperm donor specimens are held in quarantine for at least six months. After the quarantine period, the sperm donor must test negative or non-reactive for all required tests prior to releasing vials for clinical use.

The following donor sperm tests are performed initially:

  • HIV I / II Antibody
  • HTLV I / II Antibody
  • RPR (Syphilis)
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • CMV (Cytomegalovirus) Antibody (IgM and IgG)
  • Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
  • Hepatitis B Core Antibody
  • Hepatitis C Viral Antibody
  • ALT (SGPT)
  • AST (SGOT)
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
  • Lipid Panel
  • Tay-Sachs
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Chromosome Analysis

Compensation for Sperm Donation

Sperm donor compensation is $65 per collection.