Donor Frequently Asked Questions

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Why do people decide to become sperm donors?

There are many reasons why a person may decide to become a Cryobank America sperm donor. Donors in our program often mention the gratification they feel being able to help people around the world achieve their dreams of starting or growing a family. Our donors also enjoy the perks of being a Cryobank America sperm donor such as financial reimbursement and free medical and genetic screenings.

How can I become a Cryobank America sperm donor?

To become a donor at Cryobank America, you will first need to complete an Online Application.

How long will it take to hear back after I apply online?

After your online application is submitted, it is automatically screened, and you will soon receive a follow-up email listing the details of your walk-in appointment.

Do I need to make an appointment for my initial analysis?

No! All eligible potential donors are able to visit the office to provide their initial semen specimen during our office hours. We are open Monday-Friday from 10:00am to 3:30pm (CST) for new donors. We are not closed during lunch hours so that you may utilize our facility during your lunch break. If that time does not work for you you can give us a call to schedule an appointment for a time that would work better for you.

Can I become a Cryobank America sperm donor with a F-1 / J-1 student visa?

F-1 students, F-1 and M-1 non-immigrant should verify with their visa sponsor to determine their ability to participate as a Cryobank America sperm donor.

What can I expect my first appointment to be like?

You will be able to visit our office located at 3050 S Center St. Suite 100 Arlington, TX 76014 from 10:00am to 3:30 pm Monday-Friday to provide your first sample specimen. We recommend that you have a minimum of 48-72 hours of abstention prior to your first visit, since this will provide the laboratory staff with your most optimal sperm counts. You will also be asked to provide a government-issued photo ID to ensure proper identification.

We recommend you watch this quick video to see what your first initial visit will be like

How do I produce a specimen for donation purposes?

For all intents and purposes, specimens must be produced in-office by self-masturbation in one of our private collection rooms. Viewing content on our flat screen televisions is provided in each collection room, however donors are also allowed to bring in their own literature, laptops, or cellular phones if they prefer to utilize their own content.

How does the Cryobank America sperm donor financial reimbursement work?

Our donors are provided with a total of $70 for each acceptable donation provided. We pay our donors $50 in cash at the time of their donation and pay the remaining $20 once their specimen has been released from a 6-month quarantine period and passed final approval. Our donors are paid for their time, inconvenience, and expenses.

Do I have to pay taxes for received monetary compensation?

Yes. Fully qualified donors are considered independent contractors and those who make more than $600 in a calendar year will be issued a 1099 for tax purposes.

Is there any cost to me if I decide to become a Cryobank America sperm donor?

No! All associated laboratory, medical, and genetic screenings are paid for by Cryobank America.

How often am I allowed to make donations?

Depending on the quality of your specimen, Cryobank America donors are eligible to donate two to three times per week. We ask that our donors provide at a minimum of one donation per week on average while they are in our donor program.

Why am I allowed to only donate up to three times per week?

The reason why we have a restriction on the number of donations per week is due to the time it takes for a person to replenish and provide an optimal sample, which is 48-72 hours. If donations are made with less than 48 hours of abstention, we typically see less than average sperm counts which results in the specimen not meeting Cryobank America specimen standards.

How long is the Cryobank America donor commitment?

A minimum of a six months to 1 year commitment is made by our donors in order to offset the associated medical testing, genetic screening, and laboratory fees required to admit a donor into our program. The minimum commitment is set to ensure the donor has produced enough specimens to compensate for these costs.

How long does the process take to become admitted into the Cryobank America Sperm Donor Program?

The process typically takes 2 – 3 weeks.

What are the steps involved in becoming a Cryobank America sperm donor?

The first step is filling out an online application and then visiting the laboratory to provide a sample specimen.

The next step after your first specimen is approved, is to visit the office for a family history and medical interview. This appointment lasts approximately one hour and involves asking questions about you and three generations of blood-related relatives. This is also the time you complete the required paperwork involved in becoming a sperm donor at Cryobank America.

The third and final step involves visiting our laboratory to meet with our medical director to conduct a general physical exam and blood draw. Once this is complete, you are officially a Cryobank America sperm donor and compensation will begin that day!

What are the specimens used for?

Cryobank America sperm donors produce specimens for use by women and couples to realize their dreams of starting or growing their family.

What are the legal aspects involved in becoming a sperm donor?

At Cryobank America, donors in our program remain unknown to all clients purchasing their donor sperm specimens. Agreements and policies are put in place regarding the purchase and use of donor sperm between Cryobank America and our clients. All agreements and forms do not link any donors or clients directly.

All Cryobank America sperm donors sign legal documents, waiving all parental rights and responsibilities to children conceived through the use of their donated sperm. These legal documents allow for donors to elect no responsibility, obligation, or liability for any offspring conceived through donor sperm and consequently will have no rights to any offspring conceived.

I was not accepted into the Cryobank America Sperm Donor Program, does this mean I am not capable of having my own children?

There are many factors that Cryobank America takes into consideration when making initial eligibility determinations for donors wishing to enter the Sperm Donor Program. Being denied admittance into the Cryobank America Sperm Donor Program does not necessarily signify that your semen analysis went poorly. Due to the highly volatile process that occurs in the processing and freezing process, the majority of men with average sperm counts do not make it past this initial assessment. In fact, only about 5% of all applicants get passed this initial assessment.

Does Cryobank America offer sperm storage for personal use?

Yes! We are able to offer personal storage / depositor clients the ability to collect, process, cryopreserve and store their specimens to be used for his own purpose. Learn more about our Personal Storage services.
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