A dream come true

It all started with a strange dream about frozen sperm. Today, Cryos is an international sperm and egg bank. Founder Ole Schou tells the story.

Ole Schou, founder of Cryos"I don’t know why I had this dream back in 1981. But for some strange reason, the moment I woke up I just knew I had to find out everything there was to know about frozen sperm. It became somewhat of an obsession and I basically read every book and paper ever written about the subject. Little did I know, that all of a sudden I had actually become one of the leading experts in the subject without even being a scholar of natural science. 

Fortunately, I was able to combine my knowledge about frozen sperm with a Graduate Diploma in Business & Administration, and gradually establish a successful commercial business. Utilising my knowledge about the process of freezing and storing human sperm, I started collaborating with doctors and clinics who were very satisfied with my work and my product. Business took off, and at first my office and laboratory were established as a service merely for frozen sperm storage. In 1990 the donor programme was established, and international demand increased rapidly."

We have the world’s largest selection of both anonymous and non- anonymous donors and furthermore, we boast the highest number of registered pregnancies in the world.

Cryos supplies to more than 100 countries worldwide. Still, our international success cannot merely be attributed to our advanced research and development. In the end, it’s all about people; the people who work at Cryos, our great donors, and most of all the people who have put their trust in us and who are now – as a result of our work – the proud parents of happy, healthy children.