Sperm Banking

Urologist & Andrology Laboratory located in Great Neck, NY

Sperm Banking

About Sperm Banking

Are you looking to donate your sperm or use a sperm bank to conceive a baby? In Great Neck, Long Island, board-certified urologist Bruce R Gilbert, MD, PhD, offers cutting-edge sperm banking services. His facility is Long Island’s only New York State-licensed sperm bank for long-term semen specimen storage. Schedule an evaluation with Dr. Gilbert by phone or request one online today to learn more.

Sperm Banking Q & A

What is sperm banking?

Sperm banking with Dr. Gilbert uses New York Cryo, a sperm bank in the doctor’s office suite. He is the medical and lab director of the sperm bank. He is available seven days a week for consultations, specimen collections, and cryopreservation of sperm.

Hospitalized patients can have their semen specimens cryopreserved (frozen) before they undergo chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery. Dr. Gilbert and his staff can pick up the specimens after consulting with prospective patients.

Which sperm banking services are available?

New York Cryo is a New York-licensed reproductive tissue bank in the office of Bruce R Gilbert, MD, PhD, PC. Offering comprehensive services, including:

  • Long-term storage for men wanting to preserve sperm for use with a sexually intimate partner
  • Eligibility determination and storage of sperm to be used with a known recipient 
  • Eligibility determination and storage of sperm for use with a gestational carrier 
  • Processing and storage of surgically retrieved testicular tissue specimens
  • Processing and storage of surgically retrieved vas deferens and epididymal fluid specimens

New York Cryo stores male reproductive tissues. 24/7 availability when needed for sperm banking .

Who is a candidate for sperm baking?

Many people choose sperm banking, particularly men with fertility issues or those undergoing chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or other cancer treatments. Storing healthy sperm may allow you and your partner to become pregnant in the future using fertility treatments. You might also use sperm banking after donating your sperm.

The three types of men who often use sperm banking include:

  • Client depositor: a man who stores tissue for use with their partner
  • Directed donor: a man who stores sperm for a nonintimate recipient they know
  • Anonymous donor: a man donating sperm for an unknown person

Donors must undergo comprehensive testing by a licensed tissue bank. New York Cryo is a licensed reproductive tissue bank for all three types of donors but doesn’t offer services for anonymous donors.

What can I expect during the sperm banking process?

Before donating sperm, you must undergo strict standards. Dr. Gilbert discusses your medical history, completes a physical exam, and collects a blood sample.

Once you donate sperm, the andrology lab completes a semen analysis and sperm processing, which allows the sperm to be used for intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Stored sperm is frozen to ensure specimen survival until it’s needed.

The lab can also process and store reproductive tissue from testicular sperm retrieval (TESE) and microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA).

To learn more about your sperm banking options, schedule a consultation at Bruce R Gilbert MD, PhD, PC, or request an appointment online today. 

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