If you are looking for your nearest sperm donor clinic or options to donate sperm near you there are some factors you will need to consider first,
Local sperm banks are not often based in your nearest town so much of your homework in becoming a sperm donor can be done online in order for you to choose the best route for you to donate sperm.
What options are there for me to donate sperm near me?
If you do not have a sperm bank near you and you wish to donate at a clinic you can arrange an appointment with a sperm bank to have a consultation to see if you are eligible to become a sperm donor.
There are leading sperm banks in each country and indeed many of these facilities offer worldwide shipping. So, even if a sperm recipient does not have a sperm bank near them they can order sperm online and have it sent to their local fertility clinic for artificial insemination.
A really popular choice for sperm donors to donate locally is via an online matching service that pairs you with women in your local area who are looking to become pregnant. This process is as simple as a dating website whereby you would register online, add a profile to become a sperm donor or receive sperm and then you can search for a match in your local area.
When you find a match you can choose to donate through a fertility clinic or in the comfort of your own home (known as home insemination). The legal ramifications of each of these two routes vary greatly in terms of your parental rights and responsibilities. Donating through a clinic often means that donors remain anonymous until the child reaches 18 years of age and are not legally classed as parents whereas donating at home will often result in full parental rights unless a legal donor contract has been signed.
Am I eligible to become a sperm donor?
Your local sperm bank is likely to only recruit 5% of all the men who apply to become a sperm donor. The requirements are pretty strict so let us take a look at what you need to pass the test.
You need to be between the ages of 18 years old 35 or else you are likely to be rejected.
You will have to specify your own medical history. Certain conditions such as cystic fibrosis or sickle cell will result in disqualification.
If you are gay, have a tattoo or have used intravenous drugs you may not be accepted.
How does sperm donation work?
If you get the go ahead to donate through a sperm bank near you; a signed contract will be required to enable your sperm to be frozen for six months, thawed and tested again. At this point there is a chance that your sperm will not survive the freeze thaw process and you may be rejected.
If your sample survives the freeze thaw process you can then begin to donate. You will be asked not to masturbate or have sexual intercourse two to three days before you donate. When you attend the sperm bank for donation you will be given a sterile container and shown into a private room where you will make your donation. Your sperm sample will then be frozen using liquid nitrogen.
Does anywhere near me pay to become a sperm donor?
Sperm bank pay differs a lot depending on which country you are donating in. Some sperm banks in the USA pay up to $1000 per month for donations whereas the UK is only legally allowed to contribute £35 towards sperm donor expenses.
If you contact a sperm bank near you they will give you information about their pay rates and their donor requirements.
Are there other sperm donors near me?
Have you ever wondered if there are any sperm donors near you? Searching online for sperm donors in your area is free and easy. Simply use an online sperm donor matching service to view full profiles of donors in any town or city in the world.
Sperm donor searches can be narrowed down to many specifics such as level of donor involvement, method of insemination, education, profession and of course physical appearance.