Cryopreservation is the process of freezing tissue. In the case of sperm banking, a man’s semen is frozen for future use. A sperm cryobank is a facility that collects, stores and freezes the sperm.

Frozen sperm must be stored in extremely cold temperatures (-196 F), but in order to ensure that the fewest possible sperm are damaged, the freezing must be gradual.

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