Sperm Donor Blog

Read our articles on donating sperm in the Seattle area.

tips for reducing stress and improving male fertility

Tips for Reducing Stress and Improving Male Fertility

Multiple scientific studies over the past 20 years have revealed possible links between psychological stress and infertility. Studies found that men who feel stressed are more likely to experience decreased testosterone, lower sperm count, abnormal sperm production, and decreased sperm motility, the function that allows sperm to move. And all of this can negatively affect overall fertility. Some factors affecting male fertility, such as age, genetics, and disease, are beyond your control. To make matters worse, the pace and pressures of modern life can also cause psychological stress and contribute to male infertility issues. Your lifestyle choices also play a major … Read More

benefits of genetic testing for sperm donors

Get the Benefits of Genetic Testing When You Become a Sperm Donor

Seattle Sperm Bank offers the most comprehensive genetic testing of any sperm bank in the world. As of August 2016, our screening process includes testing all donors in our program for more than 100 genetic conditions. We maintain our high standards by continually improving our donor screening process based on the latest research and technology. While genetic testing is important to women and families trying to conceive using donor sperm, it’s also good for donors, and just one of the benefits of working with SSB. The genetic tests we perform scan your DNA to see if you carry any of the diseases we … Read More

Store your sperm for later in life

Storing Sperm Offers You More Choice Later in Life

According to the results of a 2014 study of 2.4 million children in Sweden, men who wait longer to start families are at increased risk of having children with psychiatric disorders. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry, compared men over 45 with a group of 20-24 year old men. It concluded that advancing paternal age was associated with increased risk of autism, psychosis, bipolar, and other disorders in their offspring. These findings are backed by many other studies showing a marked decline in fertility for men over 40 years of age. This is why our … Read More

Store your sperm

Thinking About a Vasectomy? Then Think about Storing Your Sperm First

A vasectomy is the most reliable contraception option for a man. That’s why you — and your spouse or partner — want to be certain you don’t want children (or any more children) before getting the procedure. However, there is another option you may want to consider. Storing your sperm for later use can serve as a backup plan in case you change your mind about wanting to start a family. This allows you to get the vasectomy now and still keep your options open in the future. Here are a few reasons why storing sperm before you get snipped … Read More

Free healthcare to sperm donors

Get Free Medical Care When You Become a Sperm Donor

The opportunity to earn up to $1,500 per month in extra income is often the primary reason men choose to donate sperm. But becoming a sperm donor offers other benefits as well. In fact, one of the biggest reasons is often overlooked – donors get free medical care. Physical exams twice per year – for free Before you can donate sperm, all potential donors undergo a rigorous health screening process. This includes providing semen samples to determine your sperm count and overall sperm health. Blood and urine tests are also given to screen for HIV, hepatitis B and C, chlamydia, gonorrhea, … Read More

Low sperm count

What Causes Low Sperm Count? And What Can I Do About It?

Healthy sperm, including a high sperm count, is necessary if you want to be a sperm donor. This is why we do a comprehensive sperm analysis of all potential donors to determine their fertility potential. Generally speaking, if your overall health is good, your sperm will likely be healthy as well. So maintaining a healthy lifestyle by eating well, getting regular exercise, and a healthy amount of sleep every night are some of the best things you can do. But if you do have low sperm count for any reason, there are steps you can take to help improve sperm … Read More

Sperm donors are in high demand

Sperm donors are in high demand. What are you waiting for?

More women than ever are using fertility clinics to start a family, and this has led to a shortage of healthy donor sperm across the United States and much of the world. This is due to several factors, notably the increase in single women and lesbian couples interested in starting families. This creates an excellent opportunity for healthy males between 18 and 39 from all races, ethnicities, and religions to earn good money every month – all while helping families realize their dream of having children. Currently, there is particular demand for Native American sperm donors along with donors who have … Read More

Open identity sperm donors

What it means to be an Open Identity Sperm Donor

At Seattle Sperm Bank, we specialize in open identity donors. We’ve found this arrangement works best for all parties involved. As children conceived using donor sperm grow into adulthood, many are curious to know more about their genetic inheritance. Since anonymous donations don’t allow this type of contact, most women choose to use open identity donors so that their children have the option for contact should they want it once they reach adulthood. As they grow up, children may desire to know more about their donor’s story, including family traits, life histories, and other personal details. This sense of knowing … Read More

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What to Expect When Donating Sperm at Seattle Sperm Bank

Not all sperm banks are the same. In fact, the donation experience can vary widely, which has caused some misconceptions in the marketplace about what to expect when donating sperm. Perhaps the best way to find out what it’s like is to see for yourself, so we’ve created a brief, point-of-view video covering the process of donating at our clinic. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how simple, convenient, and professional it is. It can also be lucrative. Once you’re approved, you’ll receive $100 per donation. ($70 is paid in cash at the time of donation, and another $30 … Read More

Maximize Healthy Sperm Production

How Do I Maximize Healthy Sperm Production?

The sperm life cycle is about 46 to 76 days. That means that lifestyle changes you make today will take about two+ months to show up in a semen analysis. Following are some of the do’s and don’ts for improving the health of your sperm. Don’t: Sit in hot tubs, saunas or take hot baths– Your testicles hang outside your body because sperm like it about 4 degrees cooler than 98.6°F. Body temperature and above can kill sperm. Wear tight underwear – For the same reasons, do not wear tight fitting or ‘jockey’ underwear. Better is to wear boxer shorts. … Read More

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Seattle Sperm Bank

Become a sperm donor and help a family achieve their dreams. Seattle Sperm Bank is in need of quality sperm donors. Donating your sperm will really make a difference. There is a shortage of donor sperm in a number of countries throughout the world, and the demand is increasing. Imagine the feeling of knowing you have helped create a complete family.