Fellow

Cryopreservation

Add cryopreservation to your semen analysis kit to ensure the protection of your fertility for as long as you need.

  • Best-In-Class. The only mail-in cryopreservation offering which includes STI testing to be compliant with fertility clinic protocols. Our lab is CLIA certified and FDA registered.
  • Convenient. Provide your sample in the comfort of your home and mail it back. Your kit ships for free.
  • Secure. 24/7 security on samples.
$189 $149 + $140/year for storageCyber Week Sale until Sunday.
  • Top doctors approve
  • Privacy & Security Assured
  • Own CLIA-certified lab
  • FDA Registered

Why store your sperm?

Here are a few reasons why you may want to store your sample:

  • A doctor recommended it for you
  • To insure your healthiest sperm for your future
  • You’re not planning on having kids for years
  • You’re planning on getting a vasectomy
  • You’re in a high risk environment (you’re in the military or exposed to chemicals that impact fertility)
  • You’re undergoing a medical procedure or treatment that will reduce your fertility (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or gender affirming therapy)

Created with the highest standards.

Not every mail-in semen analysis and cryopreservation company is the same. We’ve done our homework to bring you a storage option and analysis that is the best on the market.

Other mail-in analysis + storage companiesIn-person clinicFellow
100% compliant with clinics 100% compliant with clinics 
We follow all guidelines from the FDA and the Society for<br/> Assisted Reproductive Technology to store your sample.<br/> Most fertility clinics should accept sperm stored with us.
Includes STI test Includes STI test 
Fertility clinics need to know if your sample carries<br/> infection material so that they can take the necessary<br/> steps to ensure a safe and healthy embryo can be created<br/> from your sperm. We are the only company that offers<br/> these tests for HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B & C and HTLV-1<br/> free of charge.
Gold standard accuracy Gold standard 
accuracy 
Our semen analysis is validated through a peer-reviewed<br/> publication in Fertility and Stertility. The paper shows<br/> how our methodology meets the gold standard for<br/> accuracy compared to a semen analysis performed within<br/> one hour at a lab. <a href="https://www.meetfellow.com/blog/fellow%E2%80%99s-accuracy-study-published-in-peer-reviewed-journal"> Read the paper. </a>
Own and operate CLIA-certified lab Own and operate CLIA-certified lab 
By owning and operating a CLIA-certified lab, we guarantee<br/> that your information and sample is only handled by Fellow<br/> employees. This enables us to ensure the highest quality<br/> experience every step of the way.
Collect your sample from homeCollect your sample from home
Upfront costUpfront cost~$199~$1000$189
Yearly cost Yearly cost 
If you choose to purchase Semen Analysis + Cryopreservation <br/> you’ll be charged $189 when you buy, and then $140/year when <br/> we successfully store your sample. If we cannot cryopreserve <br/> your sample, you will not be charged the storage fee.
$99-$180~$300$140

Meet the world's top experts that lead our cryopreservation.

When it comes to cryopreserving your sample, the quality and safety of your stored sperm is imperative. We’ve partnered with top reproductive health doctors and cryobank specialists to ensure that our cryopreservation offering is as robust and secure as possible.

Dorrie Lamb Ph.D.

Fellow Cryopreservation Author

Dr. Lamb is the Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Urology, and Director of the Center for Reproductive Genomics at Weill Cornell Medicine. She is highly recognized for her significant contributions in the field. She is a former president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology.

Get started today. It's easy.

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Buy your kit and we'll ship it to you.
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Provide your sample, mail it back. Get accurate fertility results.
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We'll freeze and store your sample in 3 vials at -320 °F.
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We'll securely ship your sample to your clinic when you want it.

Your sample is safe on its way to our lab.

Our patent-pending kit is designed to keep your sample in optimal condition as it travels back to our lab. Each kit is temperature controlled and contains preservation solution that extends the life of your sample.

Get an in-depth analysis of the sperm you’re storing.

We’ll email you a secure webpage with your comprehensive and physician-approved semen analysis results, as well as give you insight into how your stored samples can be used by fertility clinics to enable you to become a parent. You can bring this report to your doctor to discuss further, or schedule a complimentary consultation with our nurse practitioner who has over 30 years of experience helping couples with their fertility.

See a sample report

Enable any clinic to use your sperm by completing our complimentary STI test.

A majority of fertility clinics will only accept semen samples that have been screened for HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B & C, and HTLV-1, so that they can take the necessary precautions when using your sample to create a baby. We ensure that you have access, free of charge, to these tests so that you can use your sample at any clinic when the time comes to start a family.

Your sample is safe and secure in our state of the art facility.

We’re the only mail-in semen analysis and cryopreservation company to own and operate a CLIA certified lab and be registered with the FDA. Our lab is locked 24/7 and is equipped with video surveillance to ensure your sample is safe. Your sample is deindentified and can only be removed with your approval. Your sample can be stored indefinitely, and is ready for when you need it. When you are ready to use it for a fertility procedure, reach out to us and and we'll coordinate with whichever clinic you choose.

A Recap Of What We Offer.

  • Regulations

    Highest quality standards

    We’re the only mail-in semen analysis and cryopreservation facility to own and operate a CLIA certified lab and be registered with the FDA.

  • Talk to us

    Expert advice on your fertility plans

    Speak with our fertility nurse practitioner about your results, your goals, and she’ll help you plan what’s best for you.

  • Freebies

    STI test included with storing for a year

    Our cryopreservation offering is the only mail-in option that includes a STI test so that we can properly label and release your sample to any clinic.

  • Freedom to use wherever

    Use your sample at your preferred clinic

    Complete our included STI test so that we can properly label your sample and send it to any facility you want. We’re the only company to offer this rigorous testing.

  • Top notch security

    24/7 Security & Control

    Our lab is locked 24/7 and is equipped with video surveillance to ensure your sample is safe. Your sample is deindentified and can only be removed with your approval.

  • Made with you in mind

    Data privacy

    We take your privacy seriously. Your semen analysis results are kept anonymous, and are only shared with you (and with your doctor, if you choose).

Questions? We've got answers.

Cryopreservation questions

We are happy to provide a refund up until your semen analysis kit ships out to you. After your kit ships, we generally cannot provide refunds due to the nature of your sample being stored. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to support@meetfellow.com. Should you decide to cancel your storage subscription, your billing cycle will finish the remaining amount of time but will not renew. Please reach out to us at least two business days prior to your subscription renewing if you wish to cancel it.
If you wish to use your stored sample, we are happy to coordinate with you to ship it a licensed fertility clinic of your choice. We will work with you and the clinic to ensure your sample is shipped with care. There will be a one-time extraction fee to remove your sample from our storage facility and there will also be a shipping fee associated with the move from our facility to your designated clinic. If you have any additional questions about this, or if you would like to get an estimate on the shipping cost to your designated clinic, please reach out to us at support@meetfellow.com.
Your payment for the cryopreservation subscription will not happen until our lab has processed your results and released the semen analysis to you. We will bill the card we have on file and your subscription will automatically renew each year on the annual anniversary.
We can store any sample that has motile (or swimming) sperm cells inside. While samples that contain more sperm cells increase a likelihood of pregnancy down the road, samples with just a few sperm cells can be stored to attempt a procedure known as ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection). This is when fertility specialists take one sperm cell and inject it into an egg to achieve fertilization. We'll let you know inside your fertility report how many cells we're storing with recommendations tailored to you.
This is a great question. Freezing sperm is like an insurance policy that ensures your sperm is healthy and available when you need to use it. While freezing sperm is a great option for all men, there are groups of men who may benefit from storing the most. These are: men who may be undergoing chemotherapy, cancer treatment, in high risk jobs, military, or those undergoing gender confirmation surgery.
Sperm cells that are thawed after freezing typically show a reduction in motility (the ability to swim) by about 25%-50%. Traditionally, sperm cells need to swim to reach an egg. However, with the advancement of technology, experts can now take one sperm cell and inject it into an egg, regardless of its motility. This procedure is called ICSI.
We cryogenically freeze your sample in three vials at -320 ˚F. At this temperature, the cells are suspended (they're alive but are not using any energy). These vials are labeled with a cryptic code to keep your identity safe and then are locked in a tamper proof and secure canister. Our lab is video surveillance monitored 24/7 and the individual storage canisters have a high tech alarm that ensures the protection of your sample.
Fellow's Semen Analysis + Cryopreservation is recommended by doctors around the country because we meet the same rigorous standards that traditional clinics follow. However, Fellow provides convenience and comfort as you can provide the sample from home.
Sperm stored at -320 ˚F can be viable for decades, if not longer. The longest time between freezing and use ever reported is over 25 years but it's possible that sperm frozen for up to 200 years can still be viable.
We'll divide your sample into three vials, giving you three attempts for a pregnancy. Many men choose to store more vials to increase the likelihood of initiating a successful pregnancy. How much you choose will depend on your situation. We offer free consultations with our fertility experts so that you can feel confident about how much you store.
Stored sperm can be used for many fertility procedures including IVF (in vitro fertilization), ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection), and IUI (Intrauterine Insemination). Which procedure is right for you will depend on many factors including: the number of sperm cells in each vial stored, the number of vials you're storing, the fertility of your partner, your budget, and the number of children you want. You can chat with our fertility experts for free to get a recommendation based off your circumstances.
If you do not complete the STI test within 1 year of storing, we can not guarantee that your preferred clinic will accept your sample for a fertility procedure.
Many clinics will only use stored sperm for fertility procedures if the patient has had a virology test for HIV, Hepatitis B & C, HTLV, and Syphilis within 1 year of storing the sample. It is a risk for the clinic to use untested sperm because these conditions can impact the pregnancy and the fetus. This is why Fellow includes this test at no cost, we want you to be able to use your sperm at your preferred clinic.

Have a different question? See all our FAQs or Contact us at support@meetfellow.com