The Sperm and Embryo Bank of New Jersy, Inc
   Cryopreservation services for Sperm, Embryos & Eggs for future transplant

For the MALE Client Depositor


Don’t Delay Preserving Your Fertility!

                                           "We are here to help preserve your future options"

SEBNJ has provided cryobanking services for the last 30 years.

As an industry leader, SEBNJ has helped men overcome many of the adverse effects of cancer treatment, surgery or life style changes that may have an adverse effect on reproductive cells, tissues and organs. Our cryopreservation services provide you FUTURE family planning options TODAY allowing you to focus on your health and other issues today.

WHO should store?

The Client Depositor is an individual/person who is referred to contractually as the Bailor.

The Bailor is a man cryopreserving his own reproductive cells and/or tissue. Men would cryopreserve Sperm, Testicular Tissue and/or Epididymal Sperm Aspirate.

WHY should I store?

Current therapies are extremely effective in treating some of these diseases. However, it is widely documented and recognized that these treatments have adverse effects on sperm and other reproductive cell(s) & tissue.

Long-term side effects include sexual dysfunction and infertility.

Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiation therapy and many treatments may diminish the quantity and quality of reproductive cell(s) & tissue.

The use of a reproductive cell and tissue bank is a personal decision that only YOU can make.

If you are facing surgery or adjunct treatments for:

Testicular Cancer Solid Tumors
Leukemia                                Immunosuppresive drugs
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Bladder Cancer Prostate Cancer
Pre-Vasectomy Oligospermia (low sperm count)
Colon Cancer   Spinal cord injury
Trans-Gender related treatment

Other reasons You may consider our services:

    Absenteeism such as travel, military deployment, work abroad may also interfere with family planning.

    Long-term Family planning is always an option for individuals that are career minded.

    Hazardous occupations which may indirectly affect sperm cell function due to job related physical     
    hazards that may directly impair the reproductive system.

    Toxic environments which may indirectly affect sperm cell function due to related exposure to well    
    established chemicals that may affect  or directly impair the reproductive system.

    Post Mortem retrieval/collection limited to men (please inquire, restrictions for this service apply)

What is Cryopreservation?

Cryopreservation is the process of ultra low temperature freezing of living cell(s) and tissue.

At SEBNJ reproductive cell(s) & tissue are stored and maintained at ultra low temperatures maintained by a continuous supply of Liquid Nitrogen. Most reproductive cell(s) and tissue, including ovarian tissue and oocytes are able to continue to function in the natural way as they were before the freezing process. The cryopreservation of cells and tissue has NOT been optimized universally to guarantee functionality of cryopreserved cells and/or tissue. The survival rate of cells and tissue cannot be totally controlled.

Cryopreservation of sperm and the recovery from freezing is not uniform from sample to sample and Client to Client.

Secondary, attributes such as, diet, prescribe medication and non-prescription treatment may have an indirect effect on the pre and post thaw quality of sperm and its functionality after cryopreservation.

Timing is everything...

It is preferable for the collection of sperm, and other reproductive cell(s) & tissue to be started prior to any treatment, surgery or immune-suppressive drugs.

Our Client Depositor program provides individuals the ability to cryopreserve (freeze) and store their reproductive cells & tissue, such as sperm, testicular tissue, epididymal sperm aspirate, for their own future use. Reproductive cell & tissue banking allows men to choose the most appropriate time of their life to have children. Current advances in the field of Assisted Reproduction have allowed clients to achieve a number of pregnancies using their own cryopreserved reproductive cells & tissue.

  For MEN....

The type of cell(s) & tissue to be cryopreserved are:

Sperm, Testicular Tissue or Epididymal Sperm Aspirates.

The cryopreservation of sperm is very simple and requires semen specimen(s) to be collected optimally after a 2 – 3 day period of abstinence, for the production of the best sperm quality.

Testicular Tissue and Epididymal Sperm Aspirates are obtained surgically by a physician specializing in Urology.

For details contact, our Client Service Coordinators to schedule the transport and the submission of Testicular Tissue and/or Epididymal Sperm Aspirate.

It is recommended that sperm, testicular tissue or epididymal sperm aspirates be evaluated and processed

within the first hour of submission/retrieval, when possible.

"Mail In Specimen" Kit(s) are available, upon request for individuals unable to provide a semen sample
on-site at SEBNJ, (out of State) at an additional cost. Please note some restrictions may apply.
For hospital based (non-ambulatory) Clients requiring semen specimen pick up for cryopreservation (freezing), SEBNJ provides dedicated courier services within the NJ/NY metropolitan area at an additional cost. Please note some restrictions may apply.

Client Service Coordinators are available to assist during regular business hours within the US.


Why Does SEBNJ Require Mandatory Testing?

Laboratory testing is required/mandatory of each and every Client Depositor.

Client Depositors samples/vials are segregated based on the out-come of the laboratory test results to protect and minimize the transmission of an infectious disease to the eventual Recipient.

For example: Client Depositors who test positive for Hepatitis are segregated and cryostored separately from Client Depositors who test negative for Hepatitis.

Mandatory Client Depositor laboratory testing includes the following:

HIV 1 & 2 Antibodies Hepatitis C Virus Antibody
HTLV I & II Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
Blood Group/Rh Syphilis Serology (RPR) Screen
HIV-1/Hepatitis B/ Hepatitis C (NAT) Chlamydia/Gonorrhea, PCR

Additional testing for Clients storing semen only:

Myco/Ureaplasma Culture B-Strep Culture

What are the fees for services?

  • Evaluation, Processing, Freezing, Morphology and Post Thaw Analysis fee for each semen sample
  • Laboratory testing fees will be billed by the refrence laboratory to the insurance carrier or directly to the Client Depositor
  • Annual Storage fees
  • Shipping/Delivery Charges, when applicable
  • Administrative fee, (when applicable)


Please contact us for the current fees associated with any of the above services:

Mon-Fri 8:00AM to 5:00PM EST within the USA 908-232-6844 or 800-637-7776
International callers : Country code for the USA + 908-232-6844
Inquiries may be Emailed to:

What documents are provided to the Client Depositor?

The Client Depositor will be the sole individual/person entitled to initiate the process of cryopreservation and the storage of his reproductive cell(s) & tissue.

SEBNJ requires that the Client Depositor (Bailor) complete the following documents:

  1. Consent and Request for Reproductive Cell & Tissue Cryopreservation and/or Storage
  2. Final Agreement For Reproductive Cell & Tissue Storage
  3. Confidential Medical History & Behavioral Risk Assessment Questionnaire for Cryopreservation and Storage of Reproductive Cells & Tissue
  4. Test Request and Consent For Mandatory Testing of Client Depositor
  5. Authorization for Release of Information
  6. Notice of Privacy
  7. General Disclaimer
  8. Notice for Withdrawal of Reproductive Cell & Tissue From Storage (as needed)
  9. Notice for Destruction of Reproductive Cell & Tissue (as needed)

Insurance coverage?

  • SEBNJ does not participate currently with insurance plans for the processing and/or storage of Client Depositor sperm, testicular tissue and/or epididymal sperm aspirates.
  • The insurance industry has designated a CPT code (common provider term) for the processing of reproductive cells & tissue, cryopreservation and storage.
    The extent of coverage and reimbursement varies from carrier to carrier and from plan to plan. Clients should contact their plan Administrator or Insurance provider to verify the extent of their insurance plan coverage.
  • We recommend that you have your primary care physician, if any and/or your specialist, to provide you with either a letter and/or prescription recommending that you cryopreserve (freeze) your reproductive cells & tissue for future use. Your Primary Care Physician, if any and/or your Specialist should provide you with the appropiate "Diagnostic Code" as it relates to your diagnosis and treatment. 
    The "Diagnostic Code" is important when completing insurance related documents for reimbursement. 

SEBNJ supports the efforts of "Fertile Hope" and the Lance Amstrong "Live Strong" foundation and offers "Tissue Bank Cares™" ("TBC) fees.
Our “Tissue Bank Cares™” fees are extended to all financially challenged Client Depositors.     
These charitable “Fees for Services” are based on the financial information requested by SEBNJ to corrolate with the current US Federal charity guidelines.
These fees are reviewed and updated on a yearly basis.
"Tissue Bank Cares™" "is a program solely offered at SEBNJ and its affiliates.


How to schedule an appointment and/or submit a sample?

The procedure for the collection, transport and submission of the various reproductive cell(s) & tissue
will be answered on an individual basis.

To allow for optimum quality assurance, reproductive cell & tissue specimen(s) must be collected and submitted to the cell and tissue bank following strict procedures and guidelines.

You may reach the Client Service Coordinators for personalized support and information

Mon-Fri 8:00AM to 5:00PM EST within the USA: 800-637-7776 or 908-232-6844

International callers : country code for the USA + 908-232-6844

Inquiries may be Emailed to:

Appointments are available for the NewYork City area at one of our associated facilities.

Notice: The content of this informational site is subject to changes and modifications from time to time to meet the requirements of various scientific and regulatory agencies.

"Tissue Bank Cares™ (TBC)" trade mark is owned by The Sperm and Embryo Bank of New Jersey, Inc. allrights reserved.


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