Sperm Storage

Cryos understands that you may need to store your sperm for future use. There are many reasons for storing your sperm but what they all have in common is preserving the ability to reproduce.

Sperm Storage is an Option if you:

  • Are considering a vasectomy
  • Are facing medical treatment that may cause sterility*
  • Are unable to provide a sperm sample on demand when the treatment takes place
  • Work with hazardous chemicals that may harm your sperm
  • 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. Our staff will explain the process to you and show you our private donor room. 

 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.

Secure Sperm Storage 

Your sperm can be stored safely for as long as you need at Cryos. In our state-of-the-art andrology lab, the storage tanks are completely independent of electricity and are monitored around-the-clock to ensure the highest possible degree of safety. Your frozen sperm can be stored securely for years to come.

Transferring Your Sperm to Cryos

Transferring your frozen sperm to our facilities is a secure, efficient and convenient process. The sperm is shipped in liquid nitrogen dry shipper tanks via approved and reliable services. These shippers are safe for transfer for at least 7 days but are sent within the U.S. using priority overnight delivery. You will receive confirmation that your sperm has arrived at our facility.

Please see our prices for sperm storage. Storage fees are the same for patients storing both embryos or eggs. These fees are not dependent of the number of eggs or embryos stored.  Storage payments are due in advance. If you have any questions, please contact us today.

Delivery

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 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 drivers license or passport. Contact us to schedule your shipment and pay for shipping charges.

Renewal

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.

Termination 

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.