Saving sperm straws from your donor for future treatment
If you are reading this, you have probably already found a donor for fertility treatment or maybe you are in the selection process. When you have made the final choice, it can be nice to know that you can save sperm straws from your favourite donor for your entire fertility treatment. And for potential siblings in the future. Read along as we guide you through reserving sperm straws which will be saved for you at Cryos premises.
Use your favourite donor for your entire treatment
You probably already know that for most people it takes more than one try to get pregnant – through normal intercourse and with fertility treatment. Therefore, when you have chosen the donor you want to use, you have the opportunity to save sperm straws for your entire treatment.
You can choose the number of straws that you want to reserve, and we save them for you in our nitrogen tanks at Cryos. This way you can rest assured, that the sperm straws from your sperm donor will not be sold out in the meantime.
Genetic siblings for your child
If you already know that you may want to have a sibling or siblings for your child in the future, you can also save sperm straws for this purpose. We know that many people would like their children to be genetically related, and therefore use the same sperm donor for all children. It can be reassuring for your children to have the same donor and thereby the same genetic heritage.
It is important to consider this early in the process. Preferably when you choose your donor for your first child or at the latest when you have become pregnant with the donor you have chosen. In this way, you will not find yourself in a situation where all sperm straws from your donor have been sold.
How many sperm straws should you reserve?
It is very individual how many sperm straws you should reserve. However, in general, we recommend you reserve sperm straws for 5-6 treatment cycles per pregnancy. This, of course, depends on the type of treatment you are going to receive, your age etc. We recommend you also speak to your clinic for their advice on how many straws to reserve for your treatment.
What does it cost to save sperm straws?
If you want to save sperm straws for your entire treatment and future siblings, you must pay the price of the number of straws you wish to reserve. Furthermore, you must pay a deposit fee for having the straws saved at Cryos. You can save straws for 3 months and up to 10 years. As an example, the deposit fee for 1 year is EUR 158. The deposit fee is independent of the number of straws you choose to save. If you cancel your reserved sperm straws (for example if you have reserved more straws than you needed for your pregnancy) we will refund 75 % of the price of the straws. You can see the entire price list here.
Do you have questions?
You are always welcome to get in contact with our customer service. They speak 11 different languages and they can help you by phone or e-mail – whatever you prefer.