sperm bank


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sperm bank

A repository of frozen sperm maintained in liquid nitrogen for later use in artificial insemination or assisted reproduction.

sperm bank

Reproduction medicine A registered tissue bank that collects, stores, tests, and sells frozen sperm to be used for artificial insemination. See Artificial insemination.

sperm bank

a refrigerated source of male gametes (sperm), usually from males of proven breeding value; sperm banks are used regularly by animal breeders. see ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION.
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- Key players operating in the sperm bank market include Fairfax Cryobank, Cryo-Save, Andocryos, New England Cryogenic Center, Indian Spermtech, Seattle Sperm Bank, Xytex Corporation, and London Sperm Bank.
In a statement, the Department of Health said: "We gave a one-off start-up grant to help set up the National Sperm Bank and, while the number of donations have not been sufficient to support it continuing to seek new donors, this will have no impact on people being able to access safe egg and sperm donation services."
Yet, when you decide to buy a designer baby--because that's what anyone going to a sperm bank is doing--you want the design you bought and paid for.
When Cramblett was five months pregnant, she called the Midwest Sperm Bank to order more vials so that Zinkon could eventually get pregnant with the same donor.
On his fourth visit to the clinic in more than one week in 2012, the clinic staff decided to check if Zheng was okay after they noticed he was inside a private booth at the university's sperm bank clinic for two hours.
outweighed the donor's right to privacy and ordered the sperm bank
Bernsen, who represented both Hardin and LeBlanc, said that the couple signed a contract with a sperm bank giving any future access to the sperm solely to LeBlanc if she decided to conceive another child.
Cryos ships sperm to every part of the world apart from Antarctica and the company is now planning to set up sperm banks elsewhere to cater to different wishes.
Get me out; a history of childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the sperm bank.
(30) Although sperm may be donated by a relative or close friend of the couple or individual, often the sperm is donated anonymously through a sperm bank or clinic.
Between 2002 and 2006, I collected observational data and conducted interviews with a total of twenty-six people who worked at two egg agencies (OvaCorp and Creative Beginnings) and two sperm banks (CryoCorp and Western Sperm Bank) in the western United States.