How Much Money Can You Make Donating Sperm?

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Before you start seeing that sperm bank pay cheque before your eyes you need to consider some facts:

– Private sperm donor pay is not allowed. – If you want to donate sperm outside of a sperm bank it is illegal for you to receive payment. – Donors are allowed to receive reasonable financial contribution towards costs such as travel.


How you prepare

If you’re considering sperm donation, be mindful of the long-term impact of your decision.

If you’re providing an anonymous donation, consider the following:

  • Are you prepared to be the biological father of a child or multiple children whom you might never meet?
  • What if children conceived with the help of your sperm donation wish to meet you one day?
  • Will you tell your current or future family about your decision to donate sperm?

If you’re providing a sperm donation to someone you know, consider hiring a lawyer to draft a contract that defines your financial and parental rights and obligations.


The Food and Drug Administration requires basic screening for infectious diseases and certain risk factors before a man can become a sperm donor. Some states and local governments require additional screening.

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine recommends that men who want to make sperm donations — including those who are known to recipients — complete these screenings:

  • Age. Most sperm banks require donors to be between the ages of 18 and 39. Some sperm banks set an upper age limit of 34.
  • Physical exam. The exam will include taking samples of your blood and urine to test for infectious diseases, such as HIV. If you become a regular sperm donor, you’ll need to have physical exams every six months while you provide sperm donations. You’ll be asked to report any changes in your health.
  • Semen testing. You’ll need to provide several samples of your semen. Before providing each sample, you’ll likely be asked to abstain from ejaculation — either through sex or masturbation — for at least 48-72 hours. The samples will be analyzed for sperm quantity, quality and movement.
  • Genetic testing. A blood sample will be analyzed to see if you’re a carrier of any genetic conditions. Ask individual sperm banks which tests they perform, as some banks conduct more-extensive testing than others.
  • Family medical history. You’ll need to provide details about the medical history of at least two previous generations of your family. A history that suggests the presence of a hereditary disease might disqualify you from donating sperm.
  • Psychological evaluation. You’ll likely be asked if you’re concerned about your personal information being shared with your biological children or about future contact with them. If you’re donating your sperm to someone you know, you’ll likely be asked to talk about your relationship with the recipient. If you have a partner, counseling might be helpful for him or her, too.
  • Personal and sexual history. You’ll need to provide a detailed history of your sexual activities, drug use and other personal information to show whether you have risk factors for developing an infectious disease, such as HIV. You’ll be asked to share detailed information about your personal habits, education, hobbies and interests. You might also be asked to provide pictures or videos of yourself or audio recordings of your voice.

If you test positive for any medical conditions during the screening process, you’ll be notified and referred to treatment or counseling.

If you pass the screening process, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which will likely state that you deny having any risk factors for sexually transmitted infections or genetic conditions. It’s important to discuss whether you’re open to contact from any child conceived with the help of your sperm.

Sell Your Blood

Plasma, the clear liquid portion of your blood, is used to create products that can help people with blood clotting disorders and other diseases. As with sperm, you can get paid for donating yours. Though the process, which involves getting your blood drawn, your plasma separated, and then having the blood returned to your body, is a tad extensive, you can make up to $400 a month, according to CSL Plasma, a self-described leader in plasma collection with numerous centers scattered across the U.S.

The good news here is that there aren’t nearly as many criteria to meet as with donating sperm. Generally speaking, you need to be at least 18 years of age (but no older than 65) and weigh at least 110 pounds. When you go to donate for the first time, the donation center will put you through a screening process that involves taking an initial blood test, have you fill out a questionnaire, and subject you to a physical exam. Make it past this relatively low threshold and you’re golden.

While there is minimal risk and few to no side effects involved in selling your plasma, some donors may experience slight bruising where the needle was inserted in their arm. According to Octapharma Plasma, a U.S.-based company that runs more than 80 collection centers, it’s also possible you might feel dizzy or lightheaded after donating. Because plasma is made mostly of water and proteins and takes up to 48 hours to replenish, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration dictates that donors can give up to only twice a week.

This plasma site will help you find find a certified donation center near you. And similar to plasma, there is money to be made from selling your platelets — tiny cells in your blood that form clots and stop bleeding. These little buggers help millions of Americans survive and fight cancer, chronic diseases, and traumatic injuries. Typically, selling platelets will earn you about as much as you would for selling plasma, and the donation process is practically identical.

Ive passed all of the sperm bank tests, what can I expect?

When you finally get the green light to donate you will sign a contract to donate sperm which will then be frozen for six months, thawed and tested again. At this point there is a chance that your sperm will not survive the freeze thaw process and you may be rejected.

If your sample survives the freeze thaw process you can then begin to donate. You will be asked not to masturbate or have sexual intercourse two to three days before you donate. When you attend the sperm bank for donation you will be given a sterile container and shown into a private room where you will make your donation. Your sperm sample will then be frozen using liquid nitrogen.

Now all that hard work is out of the way you can receive your sperm bank pay. $1000 per month if you donate regularly. In addition to being paid you are also helping make people’s dreams come true.


Price: Gifts

The FDA actually forbids monetary compensation for donating blood. The thinking behind that is that blood given by volunteers is much more likely to be safer. So, rather than offering payment, blood drives can give out rewards such as T-Shirts or CDs.

You can’t keep the capitalism out entirely, however. Incentives, like gift cards, can increase the likelihood of donations, researchers have found. And you can donate blood for money – although liability laws prevent hospitals from using blood that has been paid for.

They found that an advertised offer of a $5 gift card increased the likelihood of giving among people with a history of donating by 26%, and a $10 gift card produced a 52% rise.


Sperm donation is the gift of life as you help couples complete their families and heart desires.

Healthy men have an opportunity to earn a reasonable sum of money for bringing joy to a family. Your chances are increased when you have desirable features like blue eyes, a high IQ, and good genes.

Most fertility clinics provide the baby photo of sperm donors to give you an idea of his physical trait. This is useful in helping you choose an anonymous donor.

Donating your sperm is an excellent way to earn extra money on the side. There are several other ways to make money on the side, and you can read a recent article on them.

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Enter Clinical Trials

If you don’t mind being used as a human guinea pig, taking part in clinical research might prove to be a lucrative side hustle. Clinical research involving human volunteers is intended to add to general medical knowledge, and if you’re interested, there are two ways to get your foot in the door: clinical trials or observational studies.

While some of these studies involve you being poked and prodded, others allow you to walk away a couple thousand dollars richer just for allowing researchers to watch you sleep. You can find plenty of paid clinical trials at this website here. Another idea would be to check out what your local university’s research department is up to.

Before deciding to become a test subject, though, it might be a good idea to first seek advice from your regular doctor as well — you know, just to make sure you’re not putting yourself in harm’s way.

Breast milk

Price: $1-2/ounce

Mothers who make more milk than their baby needs have taken to the internet … and are actually making money. Some women have been known to make as much as $20,000 a year selling breast milk, or as they call it, “pumping for profit”. Most often this is done through sites like and their breast milk classifieds. Before you purchase any milk, beware. Research has shown that 74% of breast milk purchased online is contaminated with bacteria, and there have been calls for regulation.

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