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Sperm Banks: No Need to Be Present to Make a Deposit
For most people, making a deposit or a withdrawal from the sperm bank is for the purposes of sperm donation and third-party reproduction. Increasingly, however, men who need to preserve their fertility due to cancer treatment are banking their sperm to preserve their fertility for the future.
According to the National Cancer Institute, the most common types of cancer seen in young adults ages 15 to 39 are lymphoma; leukemia; germ cell tumors (including testicular cancer); melanoma; central nervous system tumors; sarcomas; and breast, cervical, liver, thyroid, and colorectal cancers. The most common ones among males are testicular cancer and Hodgkin’s disease, both of which typically have survival rates above 90 percent.
This is why it is equally important for men to know their fertility preservation options for the future. And sperm banks make fertility preservation easier by offering do-it-yourself at-home sperm collection kits that can be shipped directly to the sperm bank so the sample can be frozen and preserved for the future.
To find out more about at-home sperm collection kits, read: Men Can Ship Their Sperm to the Bank to Preserve Fertility.
To find out more about female fertility preservation, read: Life after Cancer and Preserving Fertility for the Future.