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28 December 2004 @ 03:09 pm
Guys, need a part-time job??  
http://boston.craigslist.org/etc/53563478.html

The Cambridge, Ma branch of the California Cryobank is seeking healthy men of all ethnicities to become a part of our anonymous or open donor programs.

Our donors are compensated $75 per specimen, which usually totals to between $600 and $900 per month. They also receive a complete physical and genetic screening free of charge. It is safe, rewarding and confidential.

Please apply if:

-You are 5'9" or taller
-You are between the ages of 18 and 35
-You are currently attending college, or already hold a BA or higher
-You will be living in the Cambridge area for the next nine months to a year
-Your sexual partners have been exclusively female
-You are allowed by law to work within the United States

For more information and an online application please visit:

http://www.cryobankdonors.com
 
 
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Dottore Grazianoantoniseb on December 28th, 2004 08:34 pm (UTC)
When I first saw such a posting, I lamented that I was already over 35, but later I realized that it was a pretty big commitment that I wasn't sure I was ever ready for.
Know when to walk awaybriar_pipe on December 29th, 2004 01:52 am (UTC)
Um, actually, I'm pretty offended by most of these requirements.

That settles that. I'll be picking the father(s) of my child(ren) myself.

Thanks for the info, qarylla!
The Darkermindways on December 29th, 2004 03:31 am (UTC)
That settles that. I'll be picking the father(s) of my child(ren) myself.

Sounds sensible to me...

Um, actually, I'm pretty offended by most of these requirements.

Hmm.

I've been thinking about donating somewhere for a while, now - I'm happy enough with my genetic heritage to want to pass it on, regardless of whether I personally have kids - and as such have poked at the requirements at various places over the last N years. These sorts of requirements come up fairly often.

The ones that strike me as most elitist (height and college) are, AFICT, simply a passing-on of the market's demands. It's sad, but the company won't stay in business very long if they consistently pay for things that nobody wants to buy, disappointing as it is that so many customers use those criteria.

The 18-35 age-range is more generous than some I've seen; age makes men much poorer prospects in the "healthy sperm" dice-toss. The "hasn't had sex with men" is, IMO, overkill on the AIDS-prevention front, but it's a criteria used by the Red Cross, too.

And unless I'm mistaken, the "must be permitted to work in the US" and "lives in the Cambridge area" are simply a matter of legality and feasibility in the donation process, respectively...

So while I'm not entirely fond of some aspects of the system, neither can I condemn it - especially as it does bring a large number of women happiness. (A relative of mine just had her first child, conceived via artificial insemination w/sperm from a bank.)
thastygliax on December 29th, 2004 03:50 am (UTC)
Hmm... I'll fit those criteria for another year or so... Haven't talked about it with meranthi enough yet to know whether it's something I'd seriously look into.

But, well, we do have living, squirming proof that I've produced something viable & healthy at least once. ;-)

JR_Psykirajr_psykira on December 29th, 2004 07:14 am (UTC)
Singing about being 5' 8"
I wish I was little bit taller,
I wish I was a baller
- Skee-Lo
Erica: jammieschanaleh on December 29th, 2004 01:12 pm (UTC)
5'9" or taller?! That's the one that gets me. I must know too many Jews.

... If it were me, I'd consider doing it, but oddly I don't think I'd really want my S.O. to do it. Maybe it's a dog-in-the-manger thing: If I'm not in a position to bear you children, neither should anyone else... >:-)