Balancing sperm donation with personal and professional life

Balancing Sperm Donation With Personal And Professional Life

Donors in our program help support men with infertility, single parents by choice, and LGBTQIA individuals who become parents.

If you are a working professional, you may think becoming a tissue donor will impose too much time. Here we lay out the time required to become a donor in the program and stay active, so you can see if it is the right choice for you.

What is the time commitment to become a sperm donor?

Before we talk about balancing personal and professional life with donations, let’s talk about what commitments are required from donors. Potential donors starting the application process visit the lab in person for semen analysis and again for physical and lab work. Paperwork can be completed online at home.  Our Donor Coordinator will be available for any questions via phone or in person along the way

After the application process, donors then actively donate once a week for at least 6 months. Donors are welcome to increase the number of donations to three times per week.

Donation Visits Are Quick

During a donation visit, donors check-in, receive the collection cup, and are shown to a donation room. This becomes quick and easy as you get more comfortable with the donation process.

Lab Appointment Visits And Physicals

Occasionally, we will ask you for a blood draw if you are due for any STI screening. Since everything is on-site, you’ll be able to take care of any additional health screening during a visit to donate.

Walk-in Appointments And Flexible Scheduling

You can schedule your donation appointments in advance if your time is short. For example, some donors will schedule time before work or during lunch breaks. Scheduling time will ensure that a donation room is available when you stop by.

On the other hand, we welcome walk-in donations if you find that you have extra time in your day.

Additionally, if you have an upcoming time commitment such as studying for finals or vacation, you can take a break from donating. Just let the Donor Coordinator know about your planned break.

If you are interested in becoming a donor you can get started with an online application. Do not hesitate to reach out to our Donor Coordinator if you have any questions at 206-588-1484 or email at [email protected].