Sperm Bank Donations

Sperm Bank Donations

Introduction to Sperm Bank Donations

Many men feel the need to contribute to society in some way or another, and usually this is in the form of donating time, money, or services. For some men, however, it is important that they somehow leave their mark on the world in a different way: by creating a child to carry on their bloodline. Whether the man feels this need due to a desire to build a better future society or simply the need for some extra cash, sperm bank donations are a viable option for this desire. Potential donors not only receive the gratification for which they were looking, but they also create the ability for those who cannot have children to be able to raise a child.

Potential Donors

Potential donors should be between the ages of eighteen and thirty four, have an excellent medical history and be in great physical condition. This process is lengthy and quite involved, and several criteria must be followed. The following is a guide to sperm bank donations for those men seeking the gratification of providing couples with the children that they are unable to bear themselves.

The Sperm Bank Donations Process

To begin the process, the male must find an approved sperm bank location. It is recommended that he find a few in order to be able to compare facilities. Research of this kind is rather simple, as one can ask his physician for recommended facilities, search in the local telephone book, or find many participating facilities listed on the internet.

Once the individual has found a few sperm banks, it is pertinent for him to schedule an appointment to meet with each potential sperm bank to discuss and find out each organization's requirements for sperm bank donations. Some clinics will allow the male to give this information via the telephone, while others will require the man to physically come into the clinic.

Upon choosing the facility in which one will donate, he will be asked for one to three semen samples for testing. Items such as sperm count, mobility, freezing capabilities, and deformities will be tested. Up to three samples may be requested in order to perform the necessary testing in full. After testing, the next phase will be to give a full family history.

The male will be asked to give information about his entire family's medical history. This will be intensive questioning about himself, his parents, his siblings, and grandparents. Some facilities will even ask about his aunts and uncles, as well. When going to the appointment, it is best to go prepared with this information. Without specific background information, the male can be turned down, so it is in his best interests to go prepared. Next he will need to submit to a full medical examination by a doctor of the sperm bank. This exam will include the testing of his blood for any viruses.

Finally, he will be given a contract to sign outlining his rights and responsibilities. It will clearly state that he will have neither legal rights nor legal obligations to any children that may be conceived of his sperm. This contract will also stipulate that he is expected to be a donor adhering to a set schedule for what may be an extended amount of time. He will be informed that he is obligated to inform the sperm bank if there are any changes in his medical condition.

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