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Sperm Storage

At Cryos we can freeze and store your sperm for later use.

Your frozen sperm can last for the rest of your life

Freezing of your sperm may be applicable in several situations. Cryos offers freezing and depositing of your sperm, so you can use it at a later time. In principle for unlimited time. Once the sperm is frozen and if the freezing is maintained, it will be able to last for the rest of your life. The only thing that remains uncertain is the impact of the atmospheric background radiation. The radiation may break down the DNA in the frozen semen after extremely long time (thousands of years).

Why should I Freeze my Sperm

  • You are considering a vasectomy,
  • You are facing serious medical treatments that may cause sterility*,
  • You are in treatment for infertility, but cannot be present at the scheduled time of treatment due to international travel, work, etc.,
  • You are unable to provide a sperm sample on demand,
  • You work with hazardous chemicals that may harm your sperm
  • You are deployed or about to be deployed
  • You simply wish to safeguard your ability to reproduce

*) Cryos recommends that the sperm is collected before treatment begins. If this is not possible, we recommend that you consult the doctor responsible for your treatment for further guidance.

How to deposit your sperm**

Please contact one of our departments in Aarhus, Aalborg, Copenhagen or Odense and make an appointment. You will be asked to fill out a form that you can also download below. The sperm sample can either be made at Cryos or at your own home. Glass containers for the sperm are available at Cryos. We simply need the sperm sample latest 1 hour after ejaculation. Remember to write your name and social security number on the label on the glass.

**It is mandatory to be tested for anti-HIV 1/2, HBsAg, anti-HBc, and anti-HCV according to the directions of the Danish Ministry of Health


Acute help for sperm storage

Contact us in case of acute need of help for freezing your sperm because of medical or surgical treatment outside our opening hours

Worth knowing before depositing your sperm

When making a sperm deposit, an abstinence period of 2-3 days prior to collecting the sperm is recommended. If the sperm sample is not made at Cryos, the sperm should not be exposed to excessive heat or cold and the glass container should be kept at room temperature (20-30 ° C). Before ejaculation, the penis should be cleaned with water without the use of soap. The sperm is emitted directly into the glass container. Be careful not to spill and be aware that the best quality of sperm is found in the first drops. Condoms should not be used for collecting the sperm due to spermicidal supplements in the condom, and interrupted intercourse is not recommended due to the risk of spilling.

Renewal of your sperm storage online

The storage period can be renewed online at any given time. A reminder will be sent to you by email well in advance of your storage expiration date. Email reminders are free of charge. Reminders sent by letter cost a EUR 7.5 / DKK 55.5 fee. Recommended letter costs a EUR 15 / DKK 111.00 fee. If you do not renew your storage upon expiration, it will be terminated and your sperm will be destroyed.

Delivery of your sperm from Cryos

When you want sperm delivered, simply log on to our website using your username and password. If you do not have access to a computer you can fill out a delivery statement, and send the statement by letter / fax to Cryos together with a copy of photo identification e.g. passport or driving license. Once the Delivery Statement is received, delivery can take place. You can either pick up the sperm yourself or have it shipped to you or to a designated clinic.

Terminating your Sperm Storage

When you want to terminate your storage, simply log on to our website using your username and password. If you do not have access to a computer you can fill out the Termination Statement and sent the statement by letter / fax to Cryos together with a copy of photo identification e.g. Passport or driving license. Once the Termination Statement is received, your storage will be terminated and your straws will be destroyed.

Prices

Sperm analysis (per sample) EUR 65,- Freezing (per sample) EUR 17,- Mandatory health test (a one time payment) EUR 150,- In case of call-in duty outside normal opening hours a fee of EUR 347,- is charged.

It is mandatory to be tested for anti-HIV 1/2, HBsAg, anti-HBc, and anti-HCV according to the directions of the Danish Ministry of Health. You can also have it done elsewhere and bring it to Cryos. These tests cannot be older than 1 month prior to your first sperm sample.

Deposit fee (excl. VAT (25%))
Independant of numbers of ejaculates Price 
3 months EUR 44
6 months EUR 77
1 year EUR 132
2 years EUR 221
3 years EUR 309
4 years EUR 397
5 years EUR 485
10 years EUR 904

One month before expiration we will send you a renewal reminder.

What to do: Contact one of our departments.
In case of acute need for help outside opening hours - click here.