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Becoming a Sperm Donor

At Phoenix Sperm Bank, we make donating sperm a comfortable, convenient, and rewarding experience. We know you have questions about the process and we are here to help guide you through the process. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

Why Donate?

Donating sperm is easy, convenient and rewarding. It’s a way for you to earn extra income and receive free medical support, while also helping someone realize their lifelong dream of starting a family. Some of the perks include: Earn up to $1,000 a month Earn referral bonuses Free STD and Genetic Testing Free physicals with our M.D.

How can I become a donor?

Fill out and submit an online donor application at https://apply.phoenixspermbank.com/. You will then be contacted by email regarding your initial screening appointment.

Becoming a Sperm Donor

View the video below, explaining the benefits and the process of becoming a sperm donor at Seattle Sperm Bank.

What are the requirements to become a donor?

You must be between 18 to 45 years old and in general good health. You must be able to donate 1 to 3 times per week at our lab in Tempe, Arizona. You must have a college degree or currently being enrolled in a college program.

What happens at the screening appointment?

At the screening you will provide an initial sample for analysis and fill out a brief questionnaire. Please bring photo identification at this time. Though it is not required, you are also encouraged to bring a copy of your resume or CV. This additional information helps us match you to a family seeking a donor with a particular educational or professional background.

How am I compensated for my donation?

You will receive $70 for each donation. You get $50 in cash when you deliver the sample, and another $20 in cash after the sample is approved by our staff.

How often can I donate?

It depends on the quality of your sample, but on average, donors offer between 6 and 10 samples per month. We request that you commit to at least one donation per week.

Do I need to abstain from sex between donations? And if so, for how long?

You should abstain for a minimum of 48 hours prior to donating in order to give a sample with an optimal sperm count. This is both for the quality of the sample as well as for your benefit because you will not get the remaining $20 if your sample is not approved.

How long does it take for you to approve sperm donors?

It usually takes one to three weeks. The process includes the initial sample screening, your physical examination, your family health history questioning, and your blood and urine testing.

Why do you ask about my height, weight, ethnicity, and occupation?

This information helps us match your donation to waiting families in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the European Union. We currently have waiting lists for those seeking certain ethnicities, in particular those from Japan, Russia, the Ukraine, and the Czech Republic. But we encourage healthy men between 18 and 40 from all ethnicities to consider donating.

Can men with a history of gay sexual relations donate sperm?

Not at this time. The FDA prohibits men that have had gay sex within the past five years from donating because this group is considered high risk for sexually transmitted diseases and we must strictly follow the FDA guidelines.

What is a directed donor?

A directed donor is someone who stores sperm samples for a predetermined recipient that is not a spouse or life partner. There is also the option to store your own sperm for future use by your sexually intimate partner; this is called the Client Depositor route.

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We work closely with all of our donors to provide personal service that is focused on you, the donor, as an individual. Our experienced team will ensure a comfortable and positive experience that includes a full health check-up upon your entry into our program, along with ongoing support and extensive, advanced genetic screening.