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The Cleveland Clinic Andrology Laboratory and Reproductive Tissue Bank has provided therapeutic sperm banking services since 1980 - longer than any other facility in Ohio. The laboratory staff is trained in the latest, most effective freezing, storage and recovery techniques, and works under the direction of a sperm cryopreservation specialist. The highest standards are used in accurately labeling and identifying specimens. The Cleveland Clinic Laboratory is CLIA-certified and is also accredited by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the College of American Pathologists. Our sperm banking facilities are accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks.

  • How are specimens collected?
  • What happens after the specimen is collected?
  • What tests are done on the sperm?
  • What would happen to stored samples after my death?
  • Costs of banking sperm
  • What should I bring to my first visit?

APPOINTMENTS

To make an appointment, please call toll free:
1-866-9BANKIN (866-922-6546)
or 1-800-CCF-CARE (Ask for extension 4-8182)
or call direct 216/444-8182

An appointment is required for all visits. We can generally schedule one within 24 to 48 hours. After your first visit, weekend times are available for subsequent banking. At the time you make an appointment, we will request the following information:

  • name and address, phone number, and date of birth
  • your diagnosis
  • the reason you are requesting sperm banking
  • your Social Security Number (for registration purposes)
  • an order for sperm banking from your referring physician
  • the name, address and phone number of your referring physician
  • the starting date for chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery

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Last Update : January 06, 2010
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Center for Reproductive Medicine
The Cleveland Clinic
10681 Carnegie Avenue, X11
Cleveland, OH 44195 USA
Tel: (216) 444-9485
Fax: (216) 445-6049
E-mail: CRM@ccf.org