Some group of men in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Nigeria, who are sperm donors are saddened how they are lowly paid compared to donors in European countries. They say the business is not lucrative considering the fact they undergo various procedures before they are found fit to donate sperm.
Kalu Ekene, a lawyer who was interviewed said “the procedure is ridiculous. I was told I would be paid N150,000 for each donation, but this will be after I have successfully fulfilled all medical requirements.” He continued “donors must undergo medical examinations such as HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C, sickle cell and some other sexually transmitted diseases before they can sell their sperms.”
“The money for the test and check-up was more than what I will be paid,” noted Mr Ekene. “I found it to be a waste of time. Sperm bankers in Nigeria should work on the payment,” he advised.
Mr Yakubu Tobias a mechanic was disqualified, he said “I was asked to write an essay, or do a taped interview, to be shared with potential buyers, but in the end, my height disqualified me,”
A gynecologist highlighted that procedure for sperm donation was safe and effective. And the most common reason some men cannot donate sperm is age.