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How long is sperm stored in sperm banks?

The storage period differs based on the customer's reason for storing the sperm. The reason for storing your sperm is often based on potential surgery or treatments that may harm male fertility. Therefore, the length of the storage period differs a lot based on the man storing it and his reasons for doing so.

The length of sperm storage varies based on the customer’s individual needs and reasons for storing. Often, the reason for sperm storage is related to surgeries or treatments soon, that may harm fertility. As a result, the duration of storage can vary widely depending on the man and his reasons for preserving his sperm.

Price of sperm storage

The price of sperm storage varies depending on how long you want the sperm to be stored. When calculating the price of sperm storage, there are three factors you need to consider:

  • Sperm Storage Consultation: To ensure that sperm storage makes sense, an initial consultation is required. The price for a Sperm Storage Consultation is $150.
  • Required Infectious Disease Testing: Before your sperm is frozen, you must be tested for infectious diseases, to ensure that the recipient is not infected when the sperm is used. The price for an Infectious Disease Testing is $200.
  • Deposit Processing and Freezing: When it is time to have your sperm frozen, we start with the initial deposit and freezing, where you are charged $300. After the initial deposit, an additional deposit processing and freezing fee of $250 is required.

How long does frozen sperm last?

If the sperm is preserved in a cryo-tank, it can last for a long period since the cryo-preservation maintains the sperm sample’s ability to fertilize the egg. At Cryos, it is possible to have your sperm stored for more than 10 years.

Where is the sperm stored?

At Cryos International Sperm and Egg Bank, the sperm is stored in cryo tanks at different locations. The sperm cells must be frozen to -196 degrees Celsius to maintain their ability to fertilize an egg. Because of the temperature, it is impossible to freeze and store sperm at home.