Sperm Donor Blog

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

How stress affects sperm health

How Stress Affects Sperm Health

Though 2020 has raised anxiety levels for nearly everyone, stress is still a part of life during less trying times, too. Yet even when we are experiencing it, the effects of stress can be difficult to measure. A recent study co-sponsored by the Danish Ministry of Health set out to quantify the effects of psychological stress on male fertility in particular. The purpose of the study was to discover possible connections between stress and testicular function among a group of 1,362 young men with the median age of 19. The study included semen and blood samples as well as a … Read More

How Does Marijuana Use Affect Sperm Health

How Does Marijuana Use Affect Sperm Health

In 2020, citizens of Arizona voted to approve Proposition 207, legalizing the possession and use of marijuana. The state joins 14 others, including California, where marijuana use is now legal. At San Diego Sperm Bank, our experts field questions from donors and potential donors about how marijuana may affect sperm count and overall sperm health. To help answer those questions, we’ve looked at some studies detailing possible connections between marijuana use and sperm health. Links Between Marijuana and Sperm Count Although more testing and research is needed to reach conclusive results, enough has been done to confirm that regular marijuana … Read More


What Does it Take to Become a Sperm Donor?

Becoming a sperm donor can provide a consistent way of earning up to $1,500 per month. But before you apply, it’s important to know that it’s not easy to qualify. In fact, San Diego Sperm Bank (SDSB) accepts only about 5% of the total applicants we receive. But with donor sperm in short supply across the country, SDSB is seeking healthy men between the ages of 18 and 39 to join our program. This article outlines what it takes to become a sperm donor at our clinic. How to Become a Sperm Donor First off, the process requires a bit … Read More

How the Sperm Donor Process Works

If you’ve ever considered donating sperm and want to know more about the process, this post is for you. Below we outline the steps to becoming a donor along with the benefits of being in our program. How to Become a Sperm Donor If you’re a healthy man between the ages of 18 and 39, we encourage you to apply. While it’s not easy to become a donor — only about 1% of all applicants are accepted — it can be personally rewarding and a good source of income. The steps for applying are as follows. First, fill out and … Read More

How much money can I make donating sperm?

How Much Money Can You Make Donating Sperm?

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted or altered so much in our lives, including making a living. If your job has been affected by the crisis and you’re looking for a way to earn consistent money each month, then consider becoming a sperm donor. San Diego Sperm Bank is currently accepting applications from healthy men aged 18-39 interesting is making a difference in the lives of others while earning up to $1,500 per month. Supplement Your Income Donating sperm is a great way to get extra income while helping families who need you. The additional income can help pay for school … Read More

Can I donate sperm during COVID-19?

Can I Donate Sperm During COVID-19?

So much has changed in 2020 it can be hard to keep up. But at San Diego Sperm Bank, we are trying to maintain consistency for our clients. So, for the foreseeable future, the following will schedule will apply. For Sperm Donors If you are currently a donor in our program, our San Diego lab will be open on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays, and we are still making appointments for blood draws. All visits are by appointment only, so donors need to schedule their visits using our online system first. Potential donors are free to visit on Tuesdays and Thursdays … Read More

What is the Prostate Gland and Why is it Important?

What is the Prostate Gland and Why is it Important?

Comedy movies and TV sitcoms often poke fun at the prostate gland (no pun intended). But in reality, it serves an important function in the male body. So what is it, where is it, and why does it matter? The prostate gland is located between the bladder and rectum, which is why the best way to examine it is rectally. It is made of different types of cells, including smooth, involuntary muscle and secretory cells. The fluid secreted by the prostate makes up the seminal fluid in semen, enzymes, fats, and proteins (but no sperm cells). Why is the Prostate … Read More

What Motivates Someone to Be a Sperm Donor?

What Motivates Someone to Be a Sperm Donor?

Like other living tissue donations, including liver, kidney, blood, and bone marrow, sperm donations offer a chance for life. Seattle Sperm Bank families would not be able to grow without our donors and we are so grateful for their generosity. But what drives someone to become a donor at SSB? To find out, we asked some men in our program why they chose to donate sperm. One of the men, donor #14057, said he donates to “help bring happiness to others that cannot otherwise have a family.” Marcellus, donor #12394, is sympathetic to the fertility conditions that drove clients to … Read More

What a Sperm Donor Means to a Family in Need

At Seattle Sperm Bank, our mission is to help create happy, healthy families. We cannot help single mothers, LGBTQ+ parents, or couples struggling with male factor infertility without you, our donors. Here’s what one of our clients said about their sperm donor: “We had been trying to conceive for 9 years before we found the clinic that helped us conceive our beautiful baby. It’s truly the best blessing we have received. Thank you to the person who decided for reasons of their own to make this generous donation that brought us such joy. If you couldn’t tell yet, we are … Read More

What is an open identity sperm donor?

Increase Your Income as a Sperm Donor

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 $1,500 per month. You’ll get $100 cash for each approved donation you offer (and about 90% of all donations are approved), and you can donate several times per … Read More

What do sperm banks look for in a donor?

What Do Sperm Banks Look for in a Donor?

Donating sperm is a great way to earn money while helping others start a family. And with more women and families than ever using fertility clinics to conceive, sperm donors are currently in high demand. But becoming a sperm donor may be more difficult than many people realize. In fact, only about 1% of all donor applicants pass our screening requirements. This may be because of low sperm count or something in the medical or genetic history of a potential donor that was detected during screening. In response to the many calls we get about donor requirements, here are some … Read More

COVID-19 Update for All Sperm Donors

In response to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, San Diego Sperm Bank has issued the following updates for our donors and patients. For Donors Our San Diego lab is now allowing regular donors on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Potential Donors are allowed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you are a current donor in our program, we are still making appointments for blood draws. If you are interested in becoming a donor, you may apply online now and we will contact you when our lab is again ready to accept sperm donations. All visits are by appointment only, so donors need to schedule their … Read More