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The Top Five Questions Asked by Sperm Donors

Posted on December 1, 2018

Being an anonymous sperm donor is a generous choice. You’ll be supplying the missing piece for a woman or a couple that needs sperm to conceive. This can be especially helpful for lesbian intended parents and men with male factor infertility.

You probably have a lot of questions about donating sperm. At Fertility Center of California (FCC), we make every effort to ensure your comfort, confidentiality and convenience, as well as to keep you in the know. Our distinguished staff has ranked the top five questions they’re asked by sperm donors so that you get a better understanding of the process right here and now.

1. What are the main criteria for becoming a sperm donor?

FCC accepts donors between the ages of 18 and 39 who are actively pursuing or have earned a college degree, and who engage in sexual intercourse with female partners only. We also require that donors are legally authorized to work in the United States and live within commuting distance of either our San Diego location or our Orange County location.

2. How much is sperm donor compensation?

FCC pays $60 for each passing collection, half of which is paid on a monthly basis. After a sperm specimen quarantine period of about six months, the sperm donor must test negative for infectious or genetic diseases. A negative result allows us to release the sperm specimen for clinical use, and the other half of the donor fee is paid at that time.

3. How much testing do sperm donors undergo?

Sperm donors must commit to a physical examination every six months, and blood / urine tests every three months. FCC donors also complete a detailed questionnaire with medical and genetic history.

4. Do I need to abstain from sex before making a donation?

Yes, it’s very important that sperm donors practice abstinence for at least three days prior to donating a specimen. This ensures the viability of sperm samples.

5. How many donations can I make?

At FCC, we ask our sperm donors to commit to a minimum of 12 months in our anonymous sperm donor program. We allow one or two donations per week during that time.

As you can see from our answers to the top five questions asked by sperm donors, donating sperm is a pretty flexible and rewarding opportunity that offers a tremendous value for intended parents. If you’re ready to become a San Diego area sperm donor, please fill out an online application today.

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