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Sperm storage, sperm cryopreservation, or sperm banking, are all terms used to define fertility preservation of male gametes (sperm). Sperm is collected for cryopreservation, commonly by providing a sperm sample through masturbation. If semen specimens are not able to be deposited through masturbation, there are other methods of extracting a sperm sample—like testicular sperm extraction, which is surgical procedure for collecting sperm directly from the testicles. The semen specimen is then prepped and placed in vials and then stored in liquid nitrogen-filled tanks. These liquid nitrogen tanks are extremely cold and suspend all metabolic processes. Cryopreservation has been proven to be an effective way to preserve sperm, and when combined with the proper storage and shipping protocols, sperm can be preserved indefinitely. This provides many with peace of mind that they are able to have long-term storage for their sample, and peace of mind that can preserve their sperm for future use.
Sperm banking is one form of assisted reproductive technology, commonly referred to as ART. Many choose to store their sperm, especially if they are about to undergo medical treatments that can render a person infertile, since sperm storage is a way to preserve fertility. For example, many sperm storage users are patients who are undergoing cancer treatment and choose to freeze and store their sperm prior to cancer treatments. In addition to medical treatments, many men choose to store their sperm if they work in a dangerous job or are getting older, since sperm quality declines with age. Another common reason why individuals store their sperm is for peace of mind in the event they are getting a vasectomy, which is a procedure used to prevent pregnancy. Whatever the reason, sperm banking allows individuals to store their sperm and preserve their fertility, allowing them optionality for future use.
Dadi is the leading male fertility service that allows individuals to provide a semen sample at home, versus depositing a sperm specimen at a clinic or sperm bank. Fertility services like sperm banking have traditionally been very expensive, and the cost was prohibitive to many —especially those looking for long-term sperm storage. Dadi’s fertility service allows for long-term sperm storage at a cost of $99/year, which is significantly less expensive than alternative options. Dadi’s fertility service allows for long-term sperm storage is $99/year, which is significantly less expensive than alternative options. In the U.S. the average cost of sperm analysis, freezing, and storage is $1,200. We believe in transparency, affordability and accessibility, so we offer our kit for 1/6th the cost of traditional clinics. Your first year storage at our CLIA-certified lab is free, with additional years available at $99 per year. No hidden fees. Sperm storage gives people peace of mind and the ability to preserve their fertility.