Sperm Freezing Fertility Services

Sperm Freezing Fertility Services

Preserve your sperm until you wish to try for a family.

What is sperm freezing?

Sperm Freezing, also known as Semen Freezing, is the process of cryogencially storing a sample of semen. Men are able to freeze their sperm for use in their own future treatment or to donate to someone else’s treatment.

Donated sperm usually has to be quarantined for three or six months and screened for infections before it can be used by a recipient. The length of quarantine is dependent upon the type of screening tests that your clinic carries out.

Sperm Freezing is becoming increasingly popular and is a way for those who are concerned about a decline in the health of their sperm. They can store mutiple samples that can be used later in a patients life is they wish to start a family. You can find out more information on Sperm Freezing at the HFEA (Human Fertilisation & Embryology Association) website here.

Why might I freeze my sperm?

There are many reasons why men freeze their sperm. Most common are:

  • Medical treatments - treatments such as chemotherapy can affect fertility and sperm quality. Men choose to freeze their sperm prior to starting treatment
  • Prior to a vasectomy so they have the option to have children later in life
  • Medical conditions which can affect the quality of your sperm

How much does it cost?

We offer a range of Sperm or Semen Freezing packages to choose from at Manchester Fertility. You may wish to freeze a single sample or multiple samples depending on your needs and the health of your sample. Semen Freezing with Manchester Fertility starts at £525. See our latest price list for more information. 

1 Sample Semen Freezing

To freeze a single semen sample it will cost £525.

We include a range of features as standard for all patients who choose to freeze and store their semen samples with us, these are: 

  • Access to online consent platforms 
  • Access to patient suppport app
  • Electronic Witnessing
  • Semen Analysis 
  • Viral Screening - Including Hepatitis B/Sag/Core, Hepatits C Abs, HIV 1&2 and P24 Antigen
  • Processing of samples by clinically trained andrologist 
  • Free storage of sample (1 year)
3 Sample Package Semen Freezing

To freeze three semen samples it will cost £1050. 

We include a range of features as standard for all patients who choose to freeze and store their semen samples with us, these are: 

  • Access to online consent platforms 
  • Access to patient suppport app
  • Electronic Witnessing
  • Semen Analysis 
  • Viral Screening - Including Hepatitis B/Sag/Core, Hepatits C Abs, HIV 1&2 and P24 Antigen
  • Processing of samples by clinically trained andrologist 
  • Free storage of samples (3 years)
Additional Fees
  • Annual Storage Fee - £350/year
  • Enhanced Screening - £380
  • Additional Samples - £215

How does sperm freezing work?

Before you freeze your sperm you will undergo screening to make sure you are free of any infectious diseases. You will also be offered the opportunity to discuss the implications of sperm freezing with one of our experienced counsellors.

You will need to give written consent for your sperm to be used. The consent form allows you to specify what happens to your sperm in the event that something happens to you and how long you want your sperm sample to be preserved for. You can withdraw your consent for the use of your sperm at any time.

You then visit our clinic and provide a fresh sperm sample, which is then  preserved in liquid nitrogen.

When you decide you wish to use your sperm, it is thawed and analysed by our team of andrologists to make sure it is of good enough quality to be used.

The chances of pregnancy using frozen sperm depends on a number of factors. These include how successfully your sperm survives the freeze-thaw process. Your sperm can be used in IVF or ICSI treatment.

How does sperm freezing work?