Sperm Storage is an Option if you:
- Are Considering a Vasectomy.
- Face Medical Treatment such as Chemotherapy or Radiation Therapy in Connection with Cancer or Another Illness Which may Cause Sterility*.
- Are Receiving Infertility Treatment but are Unable to be Present at the Planned Treatment Time due to Travel Abroad, Commercial Fishing, etc.
- Are Unable to Provide a Sperm Sample on Demand when the Treatment Takes Place.
- Work With Hazardous Chemicals Which you Fear May Harm Your Sperm.
- Simply Wish to Safeguard Your Ability to Reproduce.
* Cryos recommends that the sperm is collected before treatment commences. If this is not possible, we recommend that you consult the doctor responsible for your treatment for further guidance.
How to get Started
Contact Cryos to schedule an appointment. You will be asked to complete a form, which you can download here. When the form has been filled out and signed you need to make a sperm sample. Our staff will show you our private donor rooms and guide you through the process.
Cryos requires males seeking a sperm analysis to obtain a prescription and/or referral from your doctor. This prescription and/or referral from your doctor just needs to state that you are to have a sperm analysis performed. Cryos requires that appointments to be made with at least 1-day notice.
An abstinence period of 2-3 days prior to collecting the sperm is recommended. The penis should be washed with water, without the use of soap, prior to ejaculation. The semen must be ejaculated directly into the collection container. The best quality of sperm is in the first few drops so spilling should be avoided. Condoms must not be used to collect sperm due to the content of spermicide. Collection of sperm via withdrawal during sexual intercourse is not recommended due to the risk of spilling the sperm. Name and personal identification number must be written on the label on the container.
Sperm samples can also be made at home if the sample is handed in to our office within one hour of collection. Sperm collection containers are available from Cryos. The sperm must be kept at room temperature (68-86°F) until it is handed in.
When you want sperm delivered, simply Log On to our website using your username and password. Select the quantity of straws you need, attach a copy of your driver's license or passport, and click submit. You will then receive an e-mail confirmation. The sperm can be delivered to you or to a clinic, or you can pick it up from your Cryos location.
If you do not have access to a computer you can fill out a Delivery Statement and send it to us together with a copy of your driving license or passport. Contact us to schedule your shipment and pay for shipping charges.
A reminder will be sent to you well in advance before your storage expires. The storage period can be renewed online. Simply log on to our website using your username and password. Select renewal and the renewal period and click submit. You will then receive an email confirmation. If you do not renew your storage, it will be terminated and your sperm will be destroyed. Reminders can be sent via mail at your request.
When you want to terminate your storage, simply Log On to our website using your username and password. Select termination, attach a copy of your driver's license or passport, and click submit. You will then receive an e-mail confirmation.
If you do not have access to a computer you can fill out the Termination Statement and send it to us together with a copy of your driver's license or passport. Once the Termination Statement is received, your storage will be cancelled and your straws will be destroyed.
Terms of Agreement
The conditions for storage of sperm - see Terms of Agreement.
|Optional Consultation||USD 150|
|Abbreviated Semen Analysis (Analysis Only)||USD 200|
|Required Infectious Disease Screening||USD 300|
|Initial Specimen Processing and Freezing||USD 400|
|Includes pre-processing analysis, semen processing & freezing, and post analysis for washed or unwashed sperm as requested|
|Each Additional Specimen Processing and Freezing||USD 320|
|3 months||USD 130|
|6 months||USD 250|
|1 year||USD 485|
|2 years||USD 865|
|3 years||USD 1135|
|5 years||USD 1625|
|10 years||USD 2700|