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Can I Become a Sperm Donor with the Fertility Center of California?

Posted on July 1, 2016

Are you interested in becoming a sperm donor? The Fertility Center of California (FCC) is welcoming applicants to our sperm donor program.

Sperm donor requirements

The Fertility Center of California’s sperm donor program offers a simplified process for qualified candidates, with a strong emphasis on confidentiality. Our experienced laboratory staff guides each donor through every step of the donation process, and we are proud of the relationships we’ve built with donors over the 20-plus years we’ve been in operation. If you are interested in becoming a sperm donor with the Fertility Center of California, please review our list of donor requirements:

  • Are you between the ages of 18 and 28?
  • Have you graduated from college or are you currently attending college or a post-graduate program?
  • Are you able to commute to our office in San Diego, California?
  • Can you commit to our sperm donor program for one to two years?
  • Will you be able to donate one or two times each week?
  • Can you abstain from any type of ejaculation for two to five days prior to collection?
  • Can you complete a detailed questionnaire of your medical and genetic history?
  • Can you agree to undergo a physical examination and blood tests every three months?

If you answered “yes” to the questions listed above, then you are ready to begin your initial sperm donor application. This online application is the first step in our donor program and requires that you complete all fields in the form, as well as upload some photographs of yourself – current and of you as an infant or toddler – with clear facial features. Our team will carefully review your information. We will send you the second part of the application if you are a qualified candidate.

Sperm donor FAQs

Will I receive compensation for my donation?

Yes, sperm donors are compensated $65 per collection at the Fertility Center of California.

What kind of genetic conditions will prevent my acceptance into FCC’s sperm donor program?

A semen analysis will be performed during your first appointment at FCC. We test for a wide variety of genetic conditions that may disqualify potential donors from donating. Some of these conditions include Tay-Sachs and cystic fibrosis.

Can I choose to donate anonymously?

Yes, FCC works with directed (known) sperm donors and donors who wish to remain anonymous.

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