Sperm Bank: Donors Must Love the 'Motherland'

No diseases either, thank you
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2018 8:03 AM CDT
China Sperm Bank: Donors Must Love the 'Motherland'
A man sits in the hallway of a hospital in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Want to donate to a Chinese sperm bank? You may need to "love the socialist motherland." A social media post by the Peking University Third Hospital said sperm donors are welcome if they "support the leadership of the Communist Party" and are "loyal to the party's cause," the BBC reports. The post has been edited but still says men aged 20-45 with "good character," "orthodox manners," and no infectious diseases or political woes are welcome to donate—and receive $870 for their effort, Reuters reports. No other Chinese sperm banks appear to have political requirements, making this one a good target for online ribbing. "Love for the party starts with a sperm," reads one WeChat post. (More sperm stories.)

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