One Dadi kit gets you three vials of frozen sperm. Read below to learn more about what it means to have three vials of sperm cryopreserved.
Individuals store sperm for a variety of different reasons. Some of the reasons why individuals may choose to store sperm include advancing age, testicular or scrotal surgery, cancer treatment, or before a vasectomy. Regardless of why an individual may choose to store sperm, it's important to understand what sperm storage is, what it means to have vials of frozen sperm stored, and what they can be used for in the event that you would like to use the stored sperm in the future.
Let's start first by taking a deeper look at how the process of sperm storage works with the Dadi Kit. After your deposit is completed, and in the Dadi kit, the kit is shipped to our lab for processing. Once at the lab, your deposit is processed, analyzed, and healthy deposits are divided into three separate vials which are immediately frozen.
Traditionally, sperm banks fill up vials of sperm based on the volume of the deposit for cryopreservation. In some cases this results in one vial, or multiple, depending on the volume of deposit. At Dadi, we want to optimize the opportunities you have by storing their sperm with us, so after your kit is returned, we separate each viable sample into 3 separate vials, giving you three opportunities to fertilize an egg.
We do this because in each Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) cycle women have a 10 to 20 percent chance of getting pregnant. While there is no guarantee on the number of vials necessary to get pregnant, having three or more vials gives you three cycles to try to achieve a pregnancy. For more than three opportunities, you should also consider storing multiple kits, because multiple kits result in additional vials of frozen sperm. For example, one kit gets you three vials, two kits six vials, three kits nine vials, etc. There are a number of personal reasons why an individual will want to store more than three vials of sperm.
That being said, there are other procedures that can be used to achieve a pregnancy such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). ICSI is a type of in vitro fertilization (IVF), which involves injecting an egg with one sperm, with the resulting embryos transferred into the uterus. IVF and ICSI are particularly useful for specimens with low sperm count and low motility. Separating each kit we receive into three vials keeps your options open by making both IUI and ICSI/IVF possible.
With the Dadi Kit, sperm storage costs $99/year per kit after the free first year of storage. With each Dadi Kit, you get three vials of frozen sperm. If you want to store additional vials of sperm, you can purchase another Dadi Kit to store an additional three vials of sperm, which will also cost $99/year to store after the first free year.
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