Todd—also known as sperm donor #2053—was working toward his PhD at Stanford University when he decided to donate for the first time.
"There were the newspapers on campus always running ads that were trying to recruit for sperm donors," he says. "I was a poor graduate student. So it always crossed my mind that it might be a good way to supplement my income and to kind of help people out, as well."
When Todd first visited his local sperm bank, he says they were offering men $35 or $40 per donation. Over the next four years, he says he donated sperm up to three times a week. "It really became part of my routine," he says. "I'd wake up, go to class, do some research, and then around lunch time or right after lunch, I'd donate, which doesn't take very long. Then, [I'd] go right back to class."
Todd says over four years he earned $16,000 for his donations