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With a passion for helping to build healthy families, our dedicated team provides a range of specialized reproductive services.
Manhattan CryoBank provides Sperm Storage, otherwise known as Sperm Cryopreservation, to men who wish to have children in the future but face sterility due to various reasons. Our secure storage facility and flexible storage plans provide short-term and long-term storage options at competitive prices.
To make Sperm Cryopreservation as simple as possible for our clients, we are providing answers to the most important Sperm Cryopreservation questions here:
Sperm Cryopreservation entails depositing, processing, freezing and storing sperm at a CryoBank. The frozen sperm may be stored for a short or a long period of time. Once it is frozen, the sperm is referred to as “Cryopreserved sperm.” Cryopreserved sperm can be used in artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, and other assisted reproductive procedures.
Proven, long-established techniques enable semen specimens to be frozen and stored indefinitely in liquid nitrogen. According to the client’s specific wishes, these specimens can later be thawed and used in an attempt to conceive a child through therapeutic insemination or other assisted reproductive techniques.
Prior to the collection of semen, sexual abstinence of at least 2 days, but not more than 5 days, is recommended to maximize the quality of the sample. The specimen is collected into a sterile container by masturbation. Collection may occur at home provided that it does not take more than one hour from the deposit to bring the sample to our facility. Otherwise, specimens are collected at our facility where a special room has been designated for that purpose.
To preserve sperm prior to sterilization or genetic damage that may result from diseases or disease treatments. As cancer detection and treatment techniques improve, there are more cancer conditions being detected in younger men, with more promising methods of treatment. Consequently, a growing number of men in their fertile years are considering sperm cryopreservation.
In cases of oligozoospermia (low sperm counts), where multiple semen collections and pooling may be desirable to optimize a single insemination.
To preserve semen for delayed inseminations when an intimate partner is temporarily absent, i.e. for military service. Some men find circumstances force them to be away from their wives during a period of time in which they had planned to conceive a child. Therapeutic insemination using their cryopreserved semen allows such couples a chance to follow their desired plan.
Prior to assisted reproductive technologies such as In Vitro Fertilization, Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer, etc., to secure a good quality semen specimen for the prospective procedure.
For instances in which fertile men wish to have a vasectomy, but still desire to keep a possible option open to father children, should their circumstances change in the future.
For instances in which fertile men are engaged in high risk occupations, including at-work exposure to radiation or dangerous chemicals, and wish to ensure a future chance to father children.
For professional athletes who risk testicular injury.
To help a couple or a single woman use sperm from a directed (designated) donor to achieve a pregnancy. We quarantine the semen for a period of time while the donor is screened for infectious diseases.
Each sample is first evaluated and analyzed microscopically. Samples are then mixed with a special media or solution to help provide protection during freezing and thawing. The samples are then placed in special plastic vials that are coded and carefully frozen in nitrogen vapor.
Once frozen, the vials are immersed in liquid nitrogen and stored in cryogenic tanks at a temperature of -196°C (-321°F). The liquid nitrogen is independent of any source of power. Cryogenic tanks are checked daily and replenished as needed.
Current New York State Department of Health guidelines do not require screening for sexually intimate partners. However, directed (designated) sperm donors must be screened for certain infectious agents. We are required by current regulatory guidelines to perform blood tests on directed donors that include but are not limited to:
The above blood tests must be obtained from directed donors before or on the first appointment.
For more information regarding cryopreservation, or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office.