As sperm storage options become more readily available Cryobank America has updated their sperm storage plan for all new clients looking to have their sperm stored for a fertile future. Unlike some mail in kits we are able to give you an accurate up front counts and process in our state of the art laboratory. Our new plan includes transparent pricing and affordable storage in our 24-hour monitored FDA registered and inspected laboratory.
Cryobank America recommends the following groups consider storing their sperm for potential future use:
Gender reassignment patients
Severe illness patients
Cancer patients (Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s, Prostate, and Testicular)
To begin please visit our updated personal sperm banking page HERE.
Once you are ready to schedule a visit to get started you can book online through our live chat feature or simply give us a call at 817-945-8708 and one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members will help you get started.
There are many reasons why a person may want or need to cryopreserve their semen. It is recommended that all men should preserve their future fertility. No matter what you do for a living, there are many dangers that may reduce or permanently prevent fertility. Invest in your future, invest in your most important bank account at Cryobank America.
To learn about how and why it is important to store your sperm for future use please check out this HELPFUL RESOURCE.
Purchasing Donor Sperm
This is one question we get quite frequently. Where do I start?
This may seem like a confusing time but ultimately you are wanting to start or grow your family so it will be a exciting milestone in your life!
Essentially to get starting we recommend contacting a fertility clinic to begin your journey. We have lots of recommendations and will be happy to guide you in the right direction.
Additionally, you have the option to do at-home insemination and although we do not recommend this path it is still an option and we have seen success with a vaginal insemination.
Prior to releasing any vials either for clinic insemination you will need to have our Clinic Release Form complete by your physician. You can find that form HERE.
Once this form is completed and returned back to us we can release the vials for both clinic and at-home insemination.
A Clinic Release form is only required for home insemination if you are shipping to the state of New York. In New York, a Clinic Release will need to be completed by a physician, nurse or midwife.
Which vial should I use?
Currently the majority of our donors have washed vials only. Washed vials are IUI-ready sperm samples. These samples have been processed for intrauterine insemination (IUI), but it is safe and effective to use them for IVF and vaginal insemination as well. Many of our recipients have reported pregnancies from IVF and vaginal insemination using IUI-ready samples.
You will want to purchase your vial(s) at least one week prior to your scheduled insemination. By planning ahead you will ensure your vials are ready to use when you are ready to use them.
How much does it cost?
Here are some estimated costs of getting a sperm donor:
Donor Sperm: $649.00 IUI/ICI
Shipping: $200 for 1 vial 2+ vials: FREE (check to find current promo code)* | In-state shipping (outside of DFW): $75.00 | Dallas-Fort Worth area clinics: FREE
At-home insemination will have a $50 flat rate tank rental (7-days) or Free with 2+ vial purchase
Total Cost: $649-$849 per cycle using 1-IUI vial
$1298-$1498 for 2-IUI (washed) vials.
If you have any questions on how to purchase donor sperm feel free to give us a call at 817-945-8708. You can live chat with one of our friendly representatives and they will also be able to assist you.
What is CMV?
CMV stands for cytomegalovirus. It is a virus that can be transmitted to a developing fetus before birth. It is a member of the herpes family of viruses that include mono and chickenpox. The CDC states that nearly 1 in 3 children are already infected with CMV by the age of 5, and by the age of 40 over half of the population is infected.
Primary CMV infection occurs in people who have never been exposed to the CMV virus before. Once a person becomes infected with CMV, the virus remains alive but dormant inside that person’s body for the rest of their lives. Recurrent CMV infection, is when a dormant virus become active again. CMV infection is usually harmless and rarely causes illness. However, for pregnant women, primary CMV infection can cause more serious problems than recurrent CMV infection.
CMV and Using a CMV Donor:
The FDA requires that CMV testing be performed on all men who intend to donate sperm. A positive result however, doesn’t necessarily mean that a man will be ineligible to donate. Cryobank America will obtain semen samples from potential donors and then quarantine those specimens for at least six months. During that time, the man may have CMV antibody levels tested several times. If the antibody tests indicate the possibility of a CMV infection close to the time of the sperm donation, the man will not be allowed to donate those specimens. If the testing is uncertain, those men will also not be allowed to donate those specimens. However, if a donor tests positive for CMV IgG only, indicating a past infection, he will be allowed to donate. Those samples will be labeled in the Cryobank America database as CMV positive.
A woman who is considering pregnancy with donor semen should have CMV antibody testing as part of their IDT. Those who have had a past infection are at very low risk of transmitting CMV infection to a fetus. And are at little to no risk if they decide to use a CMV positive donor. Women who have never been exposed to CMV should consider using a CMV negative donor. Even though the risk from a CMV positive donor is low it is impossible to determine whether there will be risk for infection.
For additional information on CMV this link is especially helpful:
If you have any questions regarding CMV please contact us at [email protected] or at 817-945-8708 and we will be happy to help you out!
ARLINGTON, Texas., September 1, 2017
Cryobank America, the newest sperm and egg bank in the U.S., is pleased to announce it’s opening in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas.
Located at 3050 S Center St. Suite 100, Arlington, TX 76014, Cryobank America is headquartered in the Medical City District of Arlington between I-20 and I-30 near University of Texas – Arlington.
With the global sperm shortage causing a crisis not previously seen, many couples and single women are turning to sperm donors to start or expand their families. Dr. Sunday Crider, Ph.D HCLD/ELD, the Tissue Bank Director and Laboratory Director at Cryobank America adds, “A simple search online about male infertility and donor sperm shortage yields thousands results from countries around the world, all facing this same significant issue.”
With the Dallas-Fort Worth area comprising of many different ethnicities and backgrounds, Cryobank America carefully chose this location amongst many others in consideration. “The city of Arlington is in-between two major metropolitan area in Texas,” Sanjay Kumar, CEO and Co-founder explained, “This allows us for us to choose the best Texans to be part of our program”.
Rigorous eligibility requirements at Cryobank America ensure that the donors that enter the Sperm Donor Program are the best of the best. Less than 1% of potential donor applicants make it through the entire process and become fully eligible donors. Once specimens are moved out of quarantine per FDA requirements, units are shipped all over the world to aid in combating the shortage.
Cryobank America also caters toward directed sperm donors. These donors are men who are either storing their specimen as an insurance policy, should in the future they lose their ability to be fertile, or donors who will be donating their specimen to an intended recipient. “Men who are in occupations that place them in risk are encouraged to bank their sperm in order to preserve their fertility, including policemen, firefighters and military members” says Dr. Crider. “Additionally, men facing serious illnesses such a cancer or men wanting to get a vasectomy can all benefit from cryogenic preservation of their specimens.”
The staff at Cryobank America is comprised of highly educated and trained professionals, all holding at least a master’s degree in the biological sciences field. The entire staff is very excited to begin work on helping the countless couples and individuals all over the world make their dreams of starting a family a reality.
For more information, contact [email protected]