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Are Sperm Donors Always Compensated For Their Sperm

For most sperm donors, the donation process is an extremely rewarding experience all on its own. Because of the time commitment involved in sperm donation, anonymous donors are typically compensated for each donation. At Advanced Fertility Services, we do compensate all of our anonymous sperm donors.

Why Donate Sperm?

Sperm donation is a unique way to play a vital role in helping another couple start a family. Sperm donors help couples struggling with infertility, same-sex couples, single women, and more. Often, sperm donors are motivated to donate after someone close to them struggles with infertility. Sometimes, men may donate sperm to someone they know personally.

How it Works

People using sperm donors have the opportunity to review information about numerous prospective donors who meet their preferences. Once they choose, the donor is asked to provide one or more sperm specimens. In some cases, sperm may be collected to be held in a “bank” until a couple chooses the donor. The donated sperm is used in artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization. In many cases, the couple will purchase multiple sperm specimens and have the rest frozen for later use.


You may be eligible to be a sperm donor if you are in good physical and mental health, are young, and have no family history of chronic health problems, genetic disorders, or mental health conditions. In addition, donors must fully understand the legal implications of donating. Both anonymous and known donors are held to the same eligibility standards, and all donors are screened extensively before entering the sperm donation program.


Sperm donors must go through several screening and donation appointments to provide this invaluable service to the recipients. Therefore, anonymous sperm donors do receive compensation for each specimen they donate. Known sperm donors may or may not be compensated; typically, that is a matter decided between the donor and the recipients.

If you are interested in becoming a sperm donor, Advanced Fertility Services would be happy to discuss your eligibility and schedule a screening appointment. To learn more, please click below and enter your information or give us a call at (212) 369-8700.