The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly all aspects of our lives. If you’ve been laid off or found your work hours reduced due to the virus, you may be able to supplement your income by becoming a sperm donor. If you’re a healthy male between 18 and 39, you’re welcome to apply to join our program.

If you are selected as one of our sperm donors, you can consistently earn up to $1,000 per month. You’ll get $70 cash for each approved donation you offer (and about 90% of all donations are approved), and you can donate several times per week. It’s an excellent way to make steady money while helping others start or add to their family. In addition, we have a generous referral program so you can earn even more. Any current donor who refers a friend will receive $200 if that person makes it into the donor program, and an extra $300 once his donations are released for distribution. That adds up to $500 in your pocket for every person you refer who makes it through our donor program. And there is no limit on the number of referrals you can make, which boosts your earning potential.

Donors also receive a free annual physical exam and access to the results of comprehensive genetic testing we conduct on all applicants. This information could provide you with valuable information about health conditions you may have but didn’t know about.

How to Become a Sperm Donor

Becoming a donor takes several steps, so you won’t make money immediately. But if you do qualify, it’s a good way to earn steady money once you’re in our program. Here’s how the process works:

First, fill out and submit an online sperm donor application, which takes about 10 minutes. After submitting, you will receive an email outlining next steps and what to expect for your first in-person visit. You do not need to call to make an appointment with us for your first visit.

The next step is to visit our clinic to provide a semen sample for lab analysis to determine the overall health of your sperm. We will also freeze and thaw your specimen to test how it survives this process. This first sample is for testing only and will be destroyed following analysis. You will not be paid for this initial sperm sample. Please be aware that sometimes repeat unpaid samples are necessary to check for variations in sperm quality.

If your sample passes, a San Diego Sperm Bank donor coordinator will reach out to schedule an appointment for a genetic interview that usually takes about 45 minutes. At this time, you will also complete a comprehensive questionnaire covering your personal and family medical history. This includes questions about the medical histories of your extended family members, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, so please come prepared. You will also review the donor contract in detail with a donor coordinator and sign a form consenting to a mandatory background check covering misdemeanors and felonies.

If you pass that step, we’ll schedule your free physical exam from our doctor. This includes a routine physical, color vision test, and basic eye exam. We will also collect blood and urine samples to test for infectious diseases, genetic carrier status, and other health factors. This testing is free to you and you can request copies of the results to share with your own doctor.

Assuming no conditions are found during your testing that would exclude you from participating, you can then become an active sperm donor and begin getting paid for your donations. Your donations will be kept in cryo-storage for a minimum of six months. Once the six-month quarantine period is over, your samples are released and available for purchase by our clients using our online donor catalog. We request that you commit to donating at least once a week for six months.

If you have questions about becoming a sperm donor, please contact us at or (858) 732-8500.

San Diego Sperm Bank