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Sperm Donation - Sperm Donor Fees and Different Aspects of Sperm Donation

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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS on 20 Dec 2018 - Written by Dr. Sankar Das Mahapatra - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS

Sperm donors opt for sperm donation after undergoing semen analysis if they fulfill requirements such as normal sperm count and sperm motility. Sperm donor fees varies with their fulfillment of requirements. Sperm donation fees ranges from Rs. 500 to Rs. 5000 from one donor to another.

Sperm donated by sperm donors can be used in IVF (In Vitro Fertilization), IUI (Intra-Uterine Insemination) and other fertility treatments. Not, everyone can become a sperm donor. One has to fulfill certain criteria to become a sperm donor. Taller, fair, healthy and educated sperm donors are preferred. Sperm donors provide a semen sample at sperm banks or fertility clinics where it is screened in terms of its count, motility, morphology, progression, and volume and pH value. If after semen analysis, everything is found to be good, and then only semen sample is preserved, to be used in the future. Sperm donors need to abstain from ejaculation prior to 48-72 hours of providing the sample. This ensures that the semen sample has a good count of sperms. Sperm donors are paid around between Rs. 500 andRs.2,000 once their sperm sample is accepted.

Let’s Discuss in More Detail About the Sperm Donation Process:-

  1. What Is Sperm Donation and How Does It Work?
  2. Who Needs Sperm Donor?
  3. Sperm Donor Requirements?
  4. Do Sperm Donors Get Paid?
  5. How Much Does It Cost to Buy Sperm?
  6. When Are Sperm Donors Paid?
  7. Where Can One Donate a Sperm?

What is sperm donation?

Sperm donation is a medical procedure in which men donate their sperms to the couples to help them conceive a baby. These sperms are utilized for fertilization of the egg in females whose partners do not have the required amount of sperm count or motility. Lower sperm count and morphology hinders the process of successful fertilization with an egg inside the uterus of the woman.

Sperm Donation

Hence, in such cases, sperm donation procedure is recommended.

Who needs sperm donor?

The doctor suggests sperm donors in the following cases:

  • When the male partner has low sperm count (Oligospermia).
  • When the male partner has low sperm motility, which means sperms, cannot swim to the egg present in the female partner.
  • Single women who do not plan to marry and are opting for fertility treatments like Intra Uterine Insemination procedure can also utilize donor sperms services to have their own baby.
  • Same-sex female couples can also use sperm donor services for pregnancy. This will help them to have a baby despite the absence of a male partner.

Strict laws are followed to ensure that the personal identity and crucial information of the sperm donor are safeguarded. So, nowaday's anonymous sperm donors are in great demand across different parts of the world. Do you want to donate sperm and eager to know the physical factors associated with it?

Basic Requirements for Sperm Donors

Sperm donors need to fulfill certain requirements to ensure the success of fertility treatments. This ensures that the couple looking for a sperm donor finds quality sperms that eventually lead to a successful pregnancy.

  • The age of sperm donors needs to be between 18-40 years.
  • Sperm parameters (sperm motility, sperm count as well as volume) should be in optimum range.
  • Absence of medical and genetic disorders.
  • They should not have any alcoholic or related habits.

Should not have any alcoholic

  • Most of the centers look for taller men to become eligible for sperm donation. Therefore, before becoming a sperm donor, one must inquire respective hospital for the height requirements.
  • Education is a priority for most of the couples. They need to have at least a college degree.
  • It is also to be noted that adopted men have certain restrictions while applying for the sperm donor.

Are you thinking of the ways to boost your sperm count? Then, don’t forget to check out our article on Vitamins and Minerals to increase sperm count.

Do you get paid for donating sperms?

Yes! Men who fulfill the above mentioned eligibility criteria could utilize the opportunity of donating sperms and making money through it. The payment depends on several factors such as looks, physique, height and educational qualifications of the donor. The chances of selection of a sperm donor’s semen sample depend on the requirements of the recipient couple and their budget. It is always recommended to talk to a sperm bank or a fertility clinic before signing any agreement for the sperm donation process.

How much money can sperm donors make?

The amount of money one can make after becoming a sperm donor depends on the recipient couple and the sperm bank. The looks, built, qualifications, as well as the health of sperms, lead to a variation in the charges of sperm donors.

Sperm donors can make money

The amount paid to sperm donors ranges in the following manner depending on how many requirements are matched and fulfilled for the concerned recipient couple:

Service name


Amount Paid

Sperm Donor

Fulfills couples’ requirements to some extent

Rs. 500 – Rs. 1,000

Sperm Donor

Fulfills couples’ requirements to a decent extent

Rs. 1,000 - Rs. 2,000

Sperm Donor

Fulfills couples’ requirements to an appreciable extent

Rs. 2,000 – Rs. 5,000

If the sperms are donated to a foreign-based couple, then the amount paid to the sperm donor is higher in comparison if that sperm sample is given to an Indian couple. Sperm donors should always clarify their charges with the respective couple and the hospital or sperm bank before they start with the sperm donation process. You need to note that the cost of sperm donors varies with the above-mentioned factors and the sperm bank or the hospital decides the final costs. This amount is for one-time sperm donation. If a donor plans to donate again after a few weeks or months following his recent donation, then he can make up to Rs. 40,000 per year.

When are sperm donors paid?

This is a crucial aspect of the sperm donation process when seen from the sperm donor’s point of view. After all, their ultimate aim is to make sure that they are getting paid for donating sperms at the right time. The time during which they will be paid is clearly mentioned in the legal documents. Sperm donors can know it verbally from the hospital or sperm bank.

Many sperm banks and hospitals provide the payments to sperm donors depending on their organization policies. Some hospitals or sperm banks provide payments to the sperm donors after their sperms are utilized in the fertility treatment. While some clinics pay the donor right after freezing and semen analysis reports. This time period can vary from one month to six months. So, being a sperm donor, it’s your responsibility to have thorough information regarding the entire procedure of sperm donation.

Where can one donate a sperm?

The best place to donate sperms is a sperm bank. Sperm donors should contact sperm banks or fertility clinics to know the eligibility criteria and requirements to become a donor.

Also, get to know about fertility treatments such as IUI and IVF, which utilize donor sperms. To learn more about semen facts, please feel to explore our article on semen facts and semen health.

Dr. Sankar Das Mahapatra

Written by

Obstetrician, Laparoscopic Surgeon

"Dr. Sankar Das Mahapatra is a Laparoscopic Surgeon (Obstetrics and Gynecology) and Gynecologist based in Kolkata. He has nearly 3 decades of experience. He completed his MBBS from Nil Ratan Sircar College and Hospital, Kolkata in 1990. After that, he enrolled himself in Patna Medical College, Patna in 1993 to get a degree in MS in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He went to Australia to do his Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery from Sydney University in 2005. With a book ""State of the Art of Laparoscopic Suturing"" under his name, he has been in a successful career of performing nearly 2000 Laparoscopic Procedures. He came back to India and became a member of the Indian Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (IAGE). He is very helpful to the patients having High-Risk Pregnancies and Abnormal Vaginal or Menstrual Bleeding. The patients seeking treatment for gynecological problems like Gyne Laparoscopy, Laparoscopic hysterectomy, IUI, and IVF can consult Dr. Mahapatra at Millenium Clinic, Teghoria and Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, Barasat, Kolkata. You can get his contact details on www.elawoman.com"


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Niharika Rao

What if the couple did not find me appropriate to donate sperm, will the sperm bank accept my sperm and pay me??

Oct. 11, 2018, 6:12 p.m. 4.5


Renuka Rai

Good article, one should try this if they have better sperm quality and quantity.

Sept. 28, 2018, 1:43 a.m. 5.0


Nirmala Gupta

It's a highly reliable way to help some needed couple. But before donating, have a healthy diet and exercise for around one month. If your genes have any disease then avoid donating.

July 31, 2018, 10:36 a.m. 4.5


Radhika Basra

Sperm donation is a well-recognized means of aiding those with infertility but it's also good for those looking for some easy money. Overall, it benefits the receipient and donor as well.

June 5, 2018, 11:34 a.m. 5.0


Surag S Gupta

May 19, 2018, 1:15 p.m. 4.5

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