Donating sperm seems easy: Walk into a clinic, ejaculate into a cup, make a quick buck. Not just any guy can enter a cryobank—a place where semen is collected and stored at subzero temps—and get started. Statistics vary by sperm bank, but acceptance numbers for would-be donors can be low as 1 percent, according to Scott Brown, the director of client experience and communications at California Cryobank. Want to play your odds? When families pick sperm donors, they base their choices off anonymous donor profiles, which usually include a childhood photo, family health history, and other stats like eye color, height, and race.
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And I know, this can seem completely overwhelming- hang in there! Maybe it's because they are a non-profit, they do seem to try a bit harder to keep accurate records and to act in a more responsible and ethical manner. They are not perfect, but do seem to try harder to contact donors when a child turns 18, not just send a generic letter in the mail, as some banks, like California Cryobank have done. Or not responding, or claiming that donors are not really "open" at all, as some banks do. We think that 18 is an arbitrary number, only in place to protect the sperm bank's liabilities. Children under 18 do need their parent's permission. There is no psycho-social research that recommends waiting until age 18, and a lot of research and that does show the benefits of connecting early on in a child's life.
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Find your sperm donor in our extensive catalogue. Choose a donor based on personality, interests, or physical characteristics, etc. All families are different and have a unique story. That means that the process of finding the perfect sperm donor for the child of your dreams is all about you.