A sperm bank freezes and stores sperm samples, also known as the cryopreservation of sperm. This procedure can be done for patients in need of preserving their fertility or for use in fertility treatment, due to a variety of personal or medical reasons. Another function of a sperm bank is to provide sperm donor samples to patients, due to various reasons, require it in order to conceive a child.
A variety of reasons could exist why a man would need to freeze his sperm. Fertility preservation may be necessary for a number of reasons, as in certain cases where patients are diagnosed with cancer. Certain cancer treatments affect male fertility, some permanently others temporarily but if sperm is stored before the commencement of the specific cancer treatment, it can be used for future fertility treatment.
Sperm freezing is also an option for prospective fertility use, as in cases where the physical presence of the male partner may be impractical or impossible during fertility treatment, due to various reasons.
If you are considering sperm freezing, or need more information about the process, please refer to the Wijnland Fertility Clinic website
Another important function of a sperm bank is to collect, store and provide donor sperm samples to patients who are need thereof to conceive a child.
Various reasons could exist why donor sperm would be needed in order to conceive a child. Below we mention a few examples where donor sperm can be utilized;