Cryos – the world’s largest sperm and egg bank

As an international sperm and egg bank, Cryos supplies frozen donor sperm and eggs to more than 100 countries worldwide. It all started in Denmark in 1981, when Cryos’ founder had an unusual dream about frozen sperm. Though many years have passed, the vision remains the same: to help people make their dream of having a child come true.

Cryos International is the world’s largest sperm and egg bank, offering delivery to over 100 countries. With our large variety of carefully selected donors of diverse ethnicities and phenotypes, our mission is to guide you on your path to parenthood and offer personal and professional counsel. Our vision and purpose is to help people make their dream of having a child come true, and we are proud to have achieved the industry’s highest number of registered pregnancies worldwide. Read on to learn more about Cryos. 

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 on, 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."

Cryos highlights 


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.