Sperm Bank Pay

Sperm Bank Pay

Introduction to Sperm Bank Pay

There are two main reasons why men choose to pay sperm banks a visit and donate sperm. One reason for making this important and helping gesture is plain altruism, whilst some men become sperm donors upon taking into account the financial compensation provided by the sperm banks.

Claiming Payments for Sperm Donations

Many people become interested in the idea of donating sperm thinking that they might earn a fortune by doing something as simple as donating. This is far from the truth and a widespread myth since the remuneration for the services of sperm donors is rarely a significant amount. For example, in the UK, a law originating on April 1st 2005 states that sperm donors are only entitled to minor compensations for the earnings lost during the sperm donation process. Thus, gamete donation candidates can only hope for a daily maximum of £55.19, the general maximum amount of payment a sperm donor might receive being no more than £250 per course of sperm donation.

The reasons for claiming a reasonable remuneration for the expenses incurred in connection with sperm donation differ, a few examples including the following: the money loss due to the donor's inability to be present at work during the sperm donation, the cost of travel to the sperm bank, the expenses requested by childcare where donors bring their children to be cared for during their absence, etc.

Receiving Financial Compensation

Sperm donors do not receive full payment before making the sperm bank donation. The sums of money paid by the fertility centres are usually based on the number of visits the donors pay to these institutions, and the full amount provided by the sperm banks is offered to sperm donors only after all tests are complete, and the sample of semen has been found healthy and suitable for supplying the stocks of sperm vials.

International Sperm Bank Pay

The payment received by sperm donors who provide semen samples to fertility institutions from other countries is not significant either. The amount of money paid by the sperm banks varies depending on the situation, as well as on the policies of each country. For example, some sperm banks from the US inform donors about a set fee for each donation plus an extra amount for each vial supplementing their sperm stocks.

Given the requirements for a two-day celibacy period before a sperm donation, as well as travelling and other factors associated with the donors' visits to the sperm clinics, semen donation is not much of a way of earning a constant income. In fact, some surveys showed that the main reason for donating sperm would be firstly an altruistic one, and then a reason expressed by the desire of receiving a financial compensation.

Given the current shortage of sperm donors in the UK, people are asked to come and donate semen even if the compensations are not substantial, but for the plain reason of helping people acquire the family that otherwise would be much more difficult to achieve.

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