Local Man Fails to Excite FDA With Sperm Donations

Fremont man continues to donate for free despite the FDA complaint.

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    Donating too much sperm free of cost is not something the FDA get excited about.

    In this digital age, being a modern day Wilt Chamberlain is frowned upon by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration -- especially when the triumphant man has never met the women he is getting intimate with.

    A Fremont man has been classified as a professional "manufacturer of human cells" because he has fathered 14 children through his website appropriately named trentdonor.org.

    Trent Arsenault connects his sperm with couples looking to conceive directly through his website, where he lists his medical records, including a list of sexually transmitted diseases he has been tested for.

    But the federal government is not happy that the 36-year-old is a direct seller, of sorts, and skirts local sperm banks.

    "It is helping people in need," he told KPIX. "I don’t make any money, I don’t charge people anything. And it’s just helping childless couples have children."

    The FDA has challenged Arsenault is court and the battle has waged on for over a year. Now he is awaiting a formal hearing from the FDA.

    He continues to donate until that happens. A practice he has been doing regularly since 2004 and that has prompted 20,000 email responses to his unique services.