Sperm Donor Blog

Read our articles on donating sperm in the San Diego area.

What is an open ID Sperm Donor?

What Is An Open ID Sperm Donor?

Donors at sperm banks are often classified as ID Donors, ID Disclosure, and at San Diego Sperm Bank, we call it Open ID. The ID status refers to donors who have agreed to future communication with any donor-conceived offspring when they reach at least 18 years old. At San Diego Sperm Bank we only offer Open ID donors, and so all donors in our program agree to at least 1 form of communication in the future with any donor-conceived adults. We understand that this may not be right for everyone, and you will have all the information about this aspect … Read More

How Donations Are Processed at San Diego Sperm Bank

How Donations Are Processed At San Diego Sperm Bank

Donations collected at San Diego Sperm Bank are used in fertility treatments around the world. Here we break down how samples are processed, frozen, then stored, and shipped for treatments. Sperm Donation Sperm donors visit up to 3 times per week for at least six months. When someone is using a sperm donor, it often takes 3 or more treatments before they have a successful pregnancy. It is important that we are able to collect and store enough donated samples from each donor to support each patient trying to become a parent. After the sample is donated, our lab team … Read More

What San Diego Sperm Bank is looking for in a donor

What San Diego Sperm Bank Is Looking For In A Donor

There is currently a national sperm donor shortage. Intended parents are often waiting an extended amount of time, sometimes for 18 months or more, for a donor that meets their needs. In some cases,  intended parents are unable to find a donor and they no longer pursue parenthood. Men who become sperm donors are helping support individuals who are looking to become parents. In LGBTQIA relationships, they might have always known they would rely on a sperm donor to have children. On the other hand, a man might find out they are infertile later in life. Male factor infertility can … Read More

Tips for referring friends to be a sperm donor

Tips For Referring Friends To Be A Sperm Donor

Becoming a sperm donor helps families and provides a much-needed tissue donation for people to become parents. Other benefits to being a sperm donor include compensation for each donation, access to routine health checks with STI testing, and a genetic carrier screening report with 514 different genetic conditions. Sperm donors are compensated per donation at $100 per donation and receive routine health screens. Donors are also welcome to participate in the referral program, which can earn up to $300 per friend who makes it into the program.   Sperm Donor Referal Program The number of people you refer to the … Read More

Being a Known or Directed Sperm Donor for a Friend or Family Member

Being A Known Or Directed Sperm Donor For A Friend Or Family Member

Individuals and couples looking for a sperm donor sometimes have the opportunity to rely on a friend, cousin, or brother-in-law to be their sperm donor. Directed and Known Donors are not sexually intimate with the donor sperm recipients. On the other hand, a Client Depositor is sexually intimate with the recipient. Below we get into the details about how sperm donation works when you donate sperm for someone you personally know and the differences between each type of donor. Directed Donors Directed Donors are not sexually intimate with the donor sperm recipient and collected samples are placed into a 6-month … Read More

How Much Do Sperm Donors Make In San Diego, California?

How Much Do Sperm Donors Make In San Diego, California?

Tissue donors are often compensated for their time and effort made to donate. Sperm donation is no different and earning supplemental income can really help with extra expenses. We have seen donors use the extra income to go on vacation, pay for books, supplement an existing job, or save up for larger expenses. Sperm donors at San Diego Sperm Bank are compensated $100 per donation. Active donors are required to visit weekly for at least six months. But donors have the option to donate up to 3 times per week. How Much Can I Make Donating Sperm? This can all … Read More

What To Expect After Being A Sperm Donor

What To Expect After Being A Sperm Donor

Men who join the sperm donor program in San Diego actively donate for an average of 12 months. Actively participating in the donor program entails weekly visits to the lab for at least six months. The majority of appointments are simple donation visits, but active donors also receive routine healthcare checks that include physicals and STI testing. Donations are quarantined for six months before they can be medically cleared for treatment use. Donors are welcome to choose when they leave the program, but what happens next? Retiring From The Donor Program Active donors donate weekly for at least 6 months. … Read More

How to become a sperm donor at San Diego Sperm Bank

How To Become A Sperm Donor At San Diego Sperm Bank

Joining the sperm donor program at San Diego Sperm Bank not only provides treatment options for waiting families but also can be a source of extra income and health benefits. The application process can take some time, so we are going to break down the requirements and steps to joining the donor program. How To Apply Getting started is easy with our online application. We ask some quick questions about you and get your contact information. When you finish you should receive an email where you can schedule your first visit. After completing your online application, you can visit the … Read More

Medical Screening And Testing At San Diego Sperm Bank

Medical Screening And Testing At San Diego Sperm Bank

Sperm donors at San Diego Sperm Bank are tested, examined, and screened during the application process and throughout their time as an active donor. The screening and testing help monitor samples for infectious diseases and genetic conditions that could cause adverse outcomes for recipients and offspring. Additionally, samples are routinely screened to ensure they are high enough quality for treatment use. Here is a look at the testing and screening that donors undergo while at San Diego Sperm Bank. Initial Screening and Testing Potential donors are initially screened for age at the time of the online application. Per directives that … Read More

Helping Families With Sperm Donations

Helping Families With Sperm Donation

There are many ways that people can become parents. But the basics include an egg, sperm, and a uterus. Here at San Diego Sperm Bank, we help provide sperm donations to aid in treatment for couples or individuals who are missing a sperm source. Regardless of the reason why someone finds they need sperm donation, being a sperm donor means you are providing treatment options for families who cannot become parents without it. Why would someone need donor sperm? One reason donor sperm is needed for fertility treatments is when someone has been diagnosed with male factor infertility. Male factor … Read More

Summer Jobs in San Diego

Summer Jobs in San Diego

San Diego has some of the best weather and activities during the summer. Some of the great things to do can put a dent in the wallet, so what are some part-time summer jobs that give the flexibility to enjoy the warm weather and extra cash? Here is a list of some jobs that we found around San Diego: Fast Food and Retail Joining the fast food and retail industry isn’t something new and is often part-time. At an entry-level, these jobs are typically minimum wage, lack benefits, and you don’t get to choose your own schedule. However, you do … Read More

What donors say about being at San Diego Sperm Bank

What Donors Say About Being At San Diego Sperm Bank

The sperm donor program at San Diego Sperm Bank helps support families who rely on sperm donations to become parents. But becoming a sperm donor can sound like an awkward endeavor. You are not alone in the nervous feeling about going to the first visit. Here is what donors said about the first visit: “It has been a very professional and easy-going experience. I was nervous about it at first, but everyone has been very professional.” You make your own schedule as a donor, which can be very beneficial if you have other time commitments. You can either drop by … Read More