There are plenty of fun and exciting things to do in Bellevue. Visiting the Bellevue Arts Museum, going kayaking at Enatai Beach, or seeing a movie at the Cinemark at Lincoln Square (luxury movies are the way to go) all is going to cost a little bit extra. Not to mention grabbing a bite at Wild Ginger and drinks at Civility & Unrest to round out the activity. So how do you make extra money, without working a ton of extra hours, so you can enjoy the sights of Bellevue?
Try joining the donor program at Bellevue Sperm Bank. Becoming a sperm donor is both rewarding and a worthwhile thing to do for others. Let’s break down how you can earn extra income by becoming a sperm donor without sacrificing time.
What happens at a donation appointment?
Walking into our medical office can be intimidating at first, but we’re going to put your mind at ease.
Every time you visit the office, you’ll have to check-in. If you are not officially a donor, that means we’ll check your ID. Once you are accepted into the program, you will be able to check-in using a fingerprint.
Next, you’ll be escorted to one of the donation rooms. These are cleaned after every use and have a locking door for privacy. We provide a sink and soap to keep things clean, sperm safe lubricant, and access to our porn subscription to aid in collection.
Other visits include meeting with our phlebotomist or physician for blood draws and physicals. You may have in-person or zoom meetings with Genetic Counselors or Donor Coordinators to help complete paperwork initially.
You are in control of scheduling any visit with Bellevue Sperm Bank, and visits are typically less than 30 mins. Making it easy to stop by before, after, and between classes or work. Or a quick visit on your day off, with time to spare to visit Kura Revolving Sushi Bar, it’s down the street!
What do you get paid for each donation?
After being accepted into the program, you will be compensated for each donation. The compensation works by $70 for your donation and $30 when it is released. Most donations qualify for release, and we will keep you informed about donations that do not. Reasons for disqualification include positive STI results and low-quality samples.
Additionally, your genetic carrier screening results, STI testing, and health physicals are all free. Throughout your time in the program, there is a good chance you will see one of the many additional promotions we offer. In the past, this has included making bonuses for donating more often, PS5 giveaways, and passes for local activities like gyms.
Who benefits from sperm donations?
Why are sperm donations needed in the first place? There are couples and individuals who are looking to start families and for various reasons are lacking a sperm source. Without a sperm source for genetic material, it is not possible to start a pregnancy. Men would need this type of donation if they were born with reproductive structures that are not functioning in a way that provides viable sperm, it could be a blockage or issues with sperm production on a cellular level.
Other things that can cause male infertility are injury or certain medications like those associated with cancer treatment. A man may choose a sperm donor if they know they are a carrier for genetic conditions that the do not want to pass to their children. Other people looking for sperm donors may be a LGBTQIA couple without a sperm source between the partners, or a single individual who does not produce sperm themselves. There are lots of different ways to build families and we are here to support those in need of a sperm source.
What happens after leaving the program?
We ask that all donors participate in the program for at least 6 months. We see donors staying in for as long as 18 months. Donors often take breaks between donation periods; an example would be during a summer or winter vacation. Once a donor has retired from the program, we will send a survey yearly. This will give you an opportunity to update us with any medical changes in your life. If these changes are relevant to any offspring produced from your donation, we will inform the families.
Another aspect of our program is being Open ID. Our donors agree to 1 form of communication with any offspring produced when offspring turn 18 years old. Not every individual created using your donation may reach out, but some may. We will facilitate the communication without sharing any personal information, and communication will be done in a way that is comfortable with both parties.
After this one-time communication, you are welcome to end contact or continue contact as you see fit. We feel that this is valuable to both you and the donor-conceived offspring. For the offspring it gives them a chance to better understand where they came from genetically, they could not have existed without your donation. And for donors, it is a chance to see the impact your donation had on their life and their parent(s).
Being a sperm donor is a courageous and meaningful act and has a profound impact on people and couples struggling with infertility and those missing a sperm source.
If you are ready to see if you have what it takes to become a sperm donor apply here and schedule your first visit. Or if you have any questions call our Donor Coordinators at (206)588-1484 or email email@example.com.