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Sperm donation- A smart way to make extra income

Sperm Donation- A Smart Way To Make Extra Income

Looking for a second job in Seattle or looking to supplement your income? You may not have thought about sperm donation as a way to increase your monthly income, but it could be a great way to help make ends meet or save for some big-ticket items in your life. All while helping people who can’t become parents without you. Seattle Sperm Bank is a medical office that needs new donors. We’ll go through the benefits of joining the donor program and the application process. Benefits Of Joining The Donor Program: Donors Are Compensated For Each Qualifying Donation You can … Read More

What Can I Expect in a Family Medical History Interview?

What Can I Expect in an Initial Medical Screening Appointment?

The process of becoming a donor at Seattle Sperm Bank starts with applying online and completing a semen analysis. The next step includes completing a Family Medical History Interview. The final step before you are qualified to receive compensation for the donations that we are able to retain is an Initial Medical Screening Appointment.   During this screening appointment, you will complete a risk assessment questionnaire, undergo a physical examination with one of our Medical Providers and complete a blood draw for infectious disease and genetic testing.  To get a better picture of what the Initial Medical Screening Appointment looks like we turned … Read More

The Seattle Sperm Bank Donor Program

The Seattle Sperm Bank Donor Program

Seattle Washington is an amazing place to live. With access to beautiful national parks, like Olympic National Park and Mt Rainier National Park, and a great night scene in the city with unlimited activities day or night. Another great bonus about living in Seattle is access to a program that helps families and provides benefits and compensation for the support you provide. The Seattle Sperm Bank Donor Program provides needed tissue donations to couples and individuals looking to start families. How does this all work? Let’s break down how sperm donation and sperm banks work. Tissue Collection The elephant in … Read More

What Are We Looking For in High-Quality Sperm?

What Are We Looking For in High-Quality Sperm?

When joining our sperm donor program, the first step is a semen analysis. Our donors must have high-quality sperm samples to join, but what does high-quality sperm mean? We’re looking for samples that have a high number of sperm cells and sperm cells that move in a forward direction. These factors are needed to create a usable donation sample. Sperm Concentration The concentration is the total number of sperm cells present in the ejaculate. A high number is a great sign of a good quality sample, but they may not be moving in various directions, which is why we look … Read More

Earn Extra Money in 2022 as a Sperm Donor

With the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting so much of our lives, including making a living, you may be looking for opportunities to earn extra money in 2022. If so, becoming a sperm donor is a great way to consistently make up to $1,500 per month while making a positive difference in the lives of others. If you’re a healthy man between 18 and 39 years of age, we encourage you to fill out an online application for our sperm donor program. If you are selected as one of our donors, you’ll get $100 cash for each approved donation you offer (and about … Read More

Age Limits and Other Sperm Donor Qualifications

Age Limits and Other Sperm Donor Qualifications

Potential sperm donors must meet certain qualifications to join Seattle Sperm Bank’s program.  However, some of our qualifications are often misunderstood by potential sperm donors. To help you understand why we need certain information, here are the reasons behind five questions included in our online donor application.  Are You Between 18 and 39? Our donor program has an age limit of 39 years. Why? Because, as people age, both sperm and egg quality can decrease. And since each sample will be frozen, which can further decrease the number of motile sperm by 50%, it’s important to get sperm samples of … Read More

Evolution of Sperm

The Evolution of Sperm

Does size matter? When talking about sperm, recent research suggests that it might. According to a study published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, the size of sperm may be affected by where it fertilizes the female’s egg. All sexually reproducing species create sperm to fertilize eggs. But it turns out the size of sperm can range dramatically because they are among the most diverse cells in animals, including humans. To test how sperm size changes over time, evolutionary biologists compared the behavior of sperm in external fertilizers with those of internal fertilizers. External fertilizers include animals like fish, … Read More

Why is Male Fertility Decreasing?

Why is Male Fertility Decreasing?

Currently, more than 80 countries, including the U.S., have birth rates below the population replacement level of 2.1 births. By 2050, it is expected that 75% of all nations will have a birth rate that is lower than population replacement. At the same time, the number of births per person has declined from 5 in 1964 to 2.4 in 2018. Reasons for the decline in births is a multifaceted issue and contributing factors include people choosing to have smaller families, changing cultural norms, having kids later in life, and the rising costs of raising children. But there may also be … Read More

Bellevue, WA sperm bank

SSB Opens New Sperm Bank in Bellevue, WA

Seattle Sperm Bank will open a new lab in Bellevue, WA, in early April 2021. This added location will allow us to better serve our clients looking to start or add to their families by meeting the growing demand for donor sperm. SSB, one of the leading fertility clinics in the U.S., also operates sperm donor labs in Phoenix and San Diego. Since 2008, SSB has provided the highest quality, affordable open identity donor vials to clients across the country, backed by exceptional customer service and comprehensive genetic screening. We have helped thousands of couples and women through the sperm … Read More

How Stress affects sperm health

How Stress Affects Sperm Health

Though 2020 has boosted anxiety levels for virtually everyone, stress is a part of life during less trying times, too. Yet even when we are experiencing it, the effects of stress can be difficult to measure. Recently, a study co-sponsored by the Danish Ministry of Health set out to quantify the effects of psychological stress on male fertility specifically. The purpose of the study was to find any possible connections between stress and testicular function among a group of 1,362 men with a median age of 19. The study included semen and blood samples as well as a questionnaire that … Read More

Does marijuana affect sperm health

How Does Marijuana Use Affect Sperm Health?

This November, residents of Arizona approved Proposition 207, which legalized the possession and use of marijuana. Similar laws passed in New Jersey, South Dakota, and Montana in 2020. To date, marijuana is legal in 15 states, including Washington. At Seattle Sperm Bank, we get questions from potential donors about marijuana’s effects on overall sperm health. To help you better understand the possible connections between marijuana use and sperm health, keep up on the latest research in this area. Links Between Marijuana and Sperm Count Certainly, more testing and research is needed on the subject, but enough has been done to … Read More

what does it take to become a sperm donor

What Does it Take to Become a Sperm Donor?

Becoming a sperm donor is rewarding financially and emotionally – but be aware, it’s not easy to qualify. On average, only about 5% of all our donor applicants meet the necessary requirements. Read on to discover what it takes to become a sperm donor at our clinic and how the process works. Steps to Becoming a Sperm Donor There is currently a severe shortage of donor sperm across the U.S., so Seattle Sperm Donor is actively looking for healthy men from 18 to 39 to join our program. If you are interested in applying, here is what to expect. Please be … Read More