The majority of men who donate sperm do so for the money, not even really thinking about what their actions will ultimately lead to. However, whilst certain attempts to get pregnant using donated sperm will be unsuccessful, many cases will lead to a pregnancy, meaning that those who donate sperm will have offspring walking about in the world somewhere down the line.
So would individuals really want this, and why would they want to run the risk of said offspring knocking on their door many years down the line?
Well, there are many reasons above and beyond the money to visit sperm banks. Not only might you be helping a couple or an individual who cannot have babies to start a family together, but by donating sperm one is also making their own mark on the world.
So many of us strive to leave a mark on the world – the main reason many people chase fame – and ultimately the most effective way to do this is to leave a legacy. And the most effective legacy will always be a child.
Those who are not sure if they will ever want to bring up a child of their own can therefore still have that legacy by donating sperm, and this combined with the ability to actually help people who truly wish to start a family can be more important than the money one can receive for giving sperm.
Sperm donations are currently in fairly short supply at fertility clinics, and more and more people are needed every year to offer up their seed for those who truly need it.
Finding the right clinic to donate to is very important, and in certain cases single sex couples can be overlooked in the queue for sperm. So be sure that the clinic you look for is one that offers equal opportunities and that you can in turn make the best possible mark on the world.