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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by D_Kaye Throttlebottom, May 12, 2008.
Have you donated to them?
would you donate?
NO have not donated
YES if the price was right.
I saw an episode of Oprah where she had sperm donors on there, its actually very healthy and your helping women have the babies they so desire.
I'd like to, but I can't find any damn banks around here. I can get plenty of information on how to pick a donor, but not on how to be a donor.
How to become a donor:
How to Become a Sperm Donor
donors don't make a lot of cash for doing so...
college students make about 45-80 per visit. If you passed the stringent screening requirements and deposited twice a week, you might make 5-8K a year.
The cost is more to women that use it - from 200 - 600 a vial (that includes the storing of it, etc.)
Yeh, I've seen that site. Sorry, but I'm not going to pay for that kind of information even if it is just over $4/mo.
Children from donor sperm are now seeking and finding their donor fathers.
My Father Was an Anonymous Sperm Donor - washingtonpost.com
Few if any of these college guys looking for beer money seemed to forecast this when they were jacking off to Playboy into a sterile cup.
pay for info? for men? I'm lost.
Here's another site - that lists the donors by site...
Sperm bank regional directory map.
you can contact them and tell them you want more info on how to become a donor.
I'm just curious if anyone has thought of doing it.
Yeh, you have to join to get directory info:
Sign up and start searching now$25 for six months!"
But you're not searching.
Did you try that other link?
Sperm bank regional directory map.
click on the region and they will list the regional sperm banks.
Then you can call the banks directly to find out how...you can go through the process to be a donor.
Yeh, I've got that other one bookmarked, and I plan to call sometime. Thanks.
yeah - there's an option to get sperm from an identity releasable donor. That, is, the facility, will make an attempt to contact the donor once the child turns 18.
It's not a guarantee - the donor may change his mind later about meeting any child. Though I read a scientist w/ a high IQ that had fathered 8 children through sperm donor programs and enjoyed hearing about his offspring's interest. They loved horses, or had an interest in science and placed in local science fairs. etc.
Identity release donors aren't a guarantee it but it is an option and every bank is different.
"Every sperm bank specifies its policies about release of the donor identity. Many sperm banks provide a picture of the donor now and when he was a baby. This option meets the need of many DI children to know exactly what their biological father looks like. Some DI children will obviously want to know more. Some banks offer a video "bio" detailing hobbies and interests and include "a message to you or your future children." Some banks will release the name of the donor at the child's request after the age of eighteen years or older. Certain banks may provide the name of the donor shortly after the baby is born. Identity release is no guarantee. There is the possibility that the donor may change his mind about meeting your child if and when your child decides to locate him. He may have married, and his wife may not be too keen on a relationship between her husband and your child. Some people view a sperm donor more like a tissue or organ donor rather than a biological parent. Even if your child had fairly realistic expectations about the sperm donor, there is always room for disappointment in complicated human relationships.
Identity release can answer some questions. Advocates of identity release believe that the availability of this information prevents DI children from fantasizing that their father is notorious terrorist or a member of some obscure royal family. Some banks maintain a sibling registry, which allows children conceived from the same donor to connect. You may wish to have more than one child fathered by the same sperm donor. This option is also available at many sperm banks.
No I haven't.
No I wouldn't. I couldn't stand the thought of not being connected to my biological children.
I honestly don't think I would. I can understand the appeal and benefits of it, but I hold child/sperm/conception with my own version of sacredness and sharing my seed, my essence, my soul with someone anonymous is not something I could comfortably commit to.
interesting. you want to have a hand in raising them.
Same here. Wouldn't do it for the same reasons.
If I were a male donating, I'd think I'd like to be knowing who was having my child and be there to support the child too.
I agree. It would kill me to know my kid was out in the world and that I had know idea who she/he was. Plus, I'd like to know that they were cared for properly.
Sperm banks have donor identity release options - as donor children have joined adoption adults that seek more info on biological parents. So would you that appeal to sense of morality? That, is, you donating your sperm might help an infertile couple that cannot have children - conceive? You agree to be an identity release donor - you allow contact when your "children" are born, even later when they turn 18 (every sperm bank is different).
Given that option - you still have a relationship with your "children" as a relative, would it appeal to you to help an infertile couple? Or does the connective tissue of your offspring designate your wanting parental rights?
example: Sperm donors get to meet the family.
Identity-release donors are more common.
Anonymous donors aren't the norm
read another report where the "families" were willing to be notified when their children were born and other donor children have contact w/ their "siblings."
still to unconventional?
Appreciate your opinions, gentlemen.. very interesting.
I have an idea Ex.... lets make pretty babies.