Sperm storage

Sperm storage, often referred to as ‘sperm banking’ or ‘fertility preservation’ has been provided in Nottingham for many years, usually for patients embarking on a therapy which may render them infertile or sterile. These include:

  • Urological surgery e.g. Prostate, Bladder, Testicular Biopsy, Vasectomy
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Gender re-assignment
  • Some men also store sperm as part of a treatment for infertility, although this is not usually ‘long term’.

Requesting Sperm Banking

All patients who require sperm storage should receive the relevant patient information leaflet and must complete a series of legal consent forms before their sperm can be stored.

To qualify for NHS funded sperm banking the patient must be referred by a specialist or department, which has agreed to fund it. However, anyone can have their sperm banked and can refer themselves to the unit providing they are willing to pay.