Sperm Banking

General Information

Pittsburgh Cryobank, offers sperm banking to males wishing to preserve their future fertility.

Many men in the following situations choose to cryopreserve their sperm:

  • Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy, a Medication Regimen, or other treatment that may decrease fertility
  • Testicular, Prostate, or other Urological Surgery
  • Vasectomy
  • Exposure to Chemical, Biological, or Environmental Hazards (herbicides, radiation, etc.) that may decrease fertility
  • Active Military Duty/Frequent Travel
  • Involvement in an ART procedure
  • Involvement in Sports Activities where there is an increased risk of injury to the reproductive system

It is recommended that sperm samples be cryopreserved prior to treatment, surgery, and/or exposure to chemical, biological, or environmental hazards for the best quality sample.  Potential future uses of cryopreserved specimens include IUI, IVF, ICSI, and other ART-related procedures. Please note that quality of the sample post thaw will most likely dictate which procedure(s) can potentially be used. See FAQ for details.