Fertile Future: Sperm Banking Program
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There are a number of circumstances that may lead to the need for sperm storage with California Cryobank. The process involves a simple trip(s) to our facility for consultation and deposit(s). A private room equipped with DVDs and magazines is provided to make the experience as easy as possible. An appointment is required.
If you are unable to come to the Cryobank, we can arrange for you to complete the paperwork at home and have your semen specimen dropped off by a family member or friend. If you plan to make these arrangements, please contact California Cryobank to make an appointment.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at 866-477-3762.
Semen storage services are available at our following locations: Los Angeles, CA; Palo Alto, CA; Manhattan, NY and Cambridge, MA.
Per regulatory requirements, there are certain infectious disease screening tests which are required. A blood draw and urine sample can be completed at California Cryobank during your appointment. Testing on these specimens will be performed by an outside laboratory.
Sperm banking may be considered under a number of circumstances:
- Prior to cancer-related therapies
Some treatment of lymphomas, testicular and other types of cancer can frequently render male patients infertile. Storing sperm prior to treatment offers the patient the possibility of retaining his reproductive capabilities.
- Prior to testicular or prostate surgery
Sterility may occur following testicular surgery or prostatectomy. The option to store sperm prior to surgery may preserve a man's reproductive capability.
- Prior to a vasectomy
The option to store sperm prior to a vasectomy can preserve fertility potential and prevent the need for reversal surgeries in the event that circumstances change during a man's lifetime.
- Prior to hormone replacement therapy
- Prior to an upcoming fertility procedure
Storing sperm prior to assisted reproductive procedures ensures its availability at the critical time of the procedure – including when the husband's schedule does not permit his availability.
- For high-risk occupational exposures
Recent studies have shown that on-the-job exposure to hazardous materials can have profound health consequences, including male infertility. High risk occupational exposures may include (but are not limited to):
- Men exposed to environmental toxins such as chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, lead, radiation, and an increasing list of agents used in everyday life.
- Professional athletes who risk testicular injury.
- Men in the military or first responder professionals.
- For oligospermia (low sperm count) patients
If oligospermia has been diagnosed, pooling several previously banked sperm specimens to be used for one insemination may increase the chance of pregnancy.