Cryos is an international company that supplies frozen donor sperm and eggs to more than 100 countries worldwide. We are honoured to help create life, and we believe that everyone should have the ability to achieve their dream of having a baby. To Cryos, it is personal, and it has been all along. It all began in 1981 when our founder Ole Schou had a dream about frozen sperm. Today, Cryos is the world's largest sperm and egg bank. Learn more about Cryos and our purpose in the video below.
Donor sperm and eggs for fertility treatment worldwide
From the beginning, Cryos has specialised in the cryopreservation of sperm. But as the technology behind oocyte (egg) vitrification evolved and improved, it was only natural for Cryos to expand and include donor eggs in our donor programme as well.
In addition to our International Sperm Bank with four departments located in Denmark, Cryos established the first free-standing fully independent frozen egg bank in the United States in 2015, and since 2020 we have also welcomed egg and sperm donors at our department in Cyprus.
Cryos Cyprus Sperm & Egg Bank
Cryos’ Cyprus department is placed in Nicosia, Cyprus. Here, we welcome egg and sperm donors in our state-of-the-art premises, and our skilled staff ensures safe processes all the way from the screening of donor candidates to delivery of donor sperm and eggs. If you have questions or would like to become an egg or sperm donor at Cryos, you can see how to contact Cryos in Cyprus here.
- All our departments are guided by the same vision and values.
- At Cryos, we care about our customers, donors, and donor-conceived children, and we believe that everyone, no matter marital status, sexual orientation, etc., should have the ability to achieve the dream of having a baby.
- Thanks to our dedicated staff and our generous sperm and egg donors, we have helped a lot of people during the years. People, who have put their trust in us and who are now proud parents of happy, healthy babies.
- In addition to the distribution of high-quality donor eggs and sperm, Cryos allocates resources to advanced research and developments and advocates equal access to third party reproduction and legal parenthood.
How it all started
Ole Schou tells the story about how Cryos started:
"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.
Later, we started specialising in the egg vitrification technology as well. This means that we are able to help even more people around the world becoming parents."
Take a glance at the story of Cryos in the slider below. Here we have gathered some of the highlights from the years that have passed since Cryos was founded and up until today.