Who Should Bank? You
Preserving your sperm can provide a safety net for your future should you no longer have the ability to produce sperm.
These diseases and surgeries may result in infertility or low fertility. Therefore, it is recommended to store multiple samples of sperm at the time of diagnosis and prior to surgery as a backup option should infertility or low fertility result. Collection is viable for ages 13 and older. Learn more HERE
Patients who are about to undergo, or are undergoing these treatments / therapies, are encouraged to store their sperm as soon as they receive a diagnosis. Many of these treatments and therapies can have a temporary to permanent impact on fertility, therefore storing sperm while it is still viable is recommended. Learn more about male fertility and cancer treatment side effects HERE.
Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighters and other First Responders choose cryopreservation, not only due to the high-risk nature of their line of work, but also for the opportunities for conception it allows during frequent and prolonged separation from their partners.
These clients risk potential death, bodily harm and injury, exposure to hazardous chemicals, and extreme environmental conditions. Therefore, it is highly recommended they store their sperm in the event of an accident that results in infertility or low fertility or deployment that causes frequent or prolonged separation from their partners. Learn more here.
Sperm analysis and other fertility determining factors can help prospective parents obtain a successful pregnancy.
Storing sperm prior to an assisted reproductive procedure makes the needed sperm more readily available to the Fertility Clinic. With pre-measured sperm quality and quantity, these clinics know exactly what they are working with in advance to better predict conception outcomes. Examples of such procedures are:
- (AI) Artificial Insemination
- (IUI) Intrauterine Insemination
- (IVF) In Vitro Fertilization
- (GIFT) Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer
- (ZIFT) Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer
- (ICSI) Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
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to: It is recommended that if you work with hazardous materials, chemicals, dangerous machinery or in extreme environmental working conditions, you should consider storing your sperm.
Studies have indicated that on-the-job exposure to hazardous materials may contribute to male infertility and/or low fertility. Learn more here.
Men planning a vasectomy are encouraged to store several samples of their sperm prior to their surgery. Preserving sperm samples prior to a vasectomy surgery may allow a man who has been sterilized to have biological children via fertility treatments in the future without having to undergo an invasive and often expensive reattachment (reversal) surgery.
When low fertility or low sperm count is impacting or preventing a natural pregnancy, pooling multiple low-count samples will create an overall higher quality sample, useful for fertility treatments. This may assist in creating a successful pregnancy. Learn more by clicking HERE.