The sperm donation process is a lot more than just a quick way to make cash. In fact, the process is far from quick and that's one of many misconceptions about sperm donation and donor selection process. INSIDER spoke to Scott Brown, the vice president of communications at California Cryobank one of the largest frozen-tissue banks in the world , and Kim Kluger-Bell, a licensed marriage and family therapist and author of " The Pea That Was Me ," a book dedicated to teaching donor-conceived kids about the way they came into the world to dispel the myths surrounding sperm donation. A lot of factors go into determining whether someone could be a good candidate for donation. Some of those factors include if the potential donor has any sexually transmitted diseases STDs , what their family medical history looks like, and what their current state of mind is. Donation centers also look for the presence of recessive traits for genetic mutations, the actual quality of a donor's sperm, and how close donors are to donation centers.
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The process can look like a seamless way to create a family, and for many, it is. As simple a transaction as sperm donation can seem to be, though, some find it to be stressful or isolating—and because assisted reproductive technology is a relatively new, rapidly developing field, the social and emotional challenges that can arise between the participants in a sperm donation are, for many, uncharted. Even decades after these practices have become common and their intricacies should theoretically be common knowledge, many of those who opt for sperm donation are still consistently surprised by all the ways it can shape—in some cases straining and, in others, enhancing—family dynamics. One such consistently surprised group is made up of infertile men. I shouldn't think this way. Again, in many cases the proceedings leading up to and following donor insemination go smoothly.
As one of the world's leading reproductive tissue banks, we are always seeking healthy men for our sperm donor program. Benefits to being a sperm donor include:. If you meet the basic requirements to the right, you are eligible to become a CCB sperm Donor.
Do you require proof of education? Yes, potential donors must supply proof of education. Do I have to live in the United States to donate? Yes, potential donors must be located near one of our locations in the United States.