What is specimen storage: when you freeze sperm, eggs, or embryos, they need to be stored in liquid nitrogen tanks to remain in a frozen state so you can use them in the future.

When would you use specimen storage:

  • you had sperm, eggs, or embryos frozen prior to cancer treatment
  • you had sperm or embryos frozen before a vasectomy
  • you had eggs or embryos frozen before tubal ligation or ovary or uterine removal
  • you have eggs or embryos remaining after IVF or ICSI
  • you froze sperm, eggs, or embryos to ensure you would have enough during fertility treatment due to military or work schedule
  • you froze sperm, eggs, or embryos because you are a member of the military, you are a first responder, or you work in a job with potential exposure to fertility toxic substances,
  • you purchased sperm from a sperm bank and need to store it so it will be locally available when needed
  • you froze sperm, eggs, or embryos with another program and you want to store them in the area.
  • you froze sperm, eggs, or embryos to prevent the loss of fertility that may occur with age