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Is it possible to donate a testicle for money

10/22/2007

Question:

I am just curious because i am a over sexually active male and i have 2 boys already and i figured if my testicles work and somebody elses do not then why not donate them or sell them but I thought it was illegal to sell body parts so if i could get some good feedback that would be great

Answer:

You cannot sell your testicle.  However, you can "sell" sperm to donor sperm banks.  The sperm is then used anonymously to help infertile couples conceive.  You can look for a local sperm bank online.  Also, some infertility programs run their own sperm banks.

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Response by:

Daniel B Williams, MD Daniel B Williams, MD
Formerly:
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati