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

Specimens kept at a sperm bank can be either donated by men to be used anonymously by another couple or woman hoping to have a child via IVF or is provided by men who want to preserve their own sperm for future use.

Learn more about Sperm Banking.

Click Here to see more Frequently Asked Questions.

SpermBankDirectory.com is sponsored by Michael A. Werner, MD, FACS, founder of Maze Health and a board-certified urologist who specializes in Male Infertility and Sexual Dysfunction.