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I am wondering if anyone knows what kind of a place I should look for in order to store my frozen sperm vials until next cycle. Right now I am paying 20 a day "overtime" to tsbc to have these vials here. But I may have missed my ovulation this cycle, despite obsessive monitoring! I never got a full +opk, and never had full fertile signs, and my temps are still low- but, I had a few almost +opks and who knows. anyway- Here I am at CD27 and everthing feels about the same as it has all cycle. So if I have in fact missed my O, I want to store these vials in a local place so I don't lose them and try again next cycle.
What kind of places store them and how do I find one?
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Well you'll need to find a sperm or tissue bank if you want someone to store it for you. We tried this, but found that it was rather expensive to set up (long term it would be ok, but we're nto storing long term... Last month we missed an ovulation, and were able to ship the sperm back to the bank, and they just stored it for us and shipped it back this month (we're now waiting for the next O...) It cost us $100 in shipping fees. I'm with Midwest though, I don't know what other banks' policies are.

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I would say if you are giving up on this cycle, to ship the tank back to the bank and have it sent out again next month. The shipping fees will be less than the $20/day late fees.

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We kept a vial of sperm (before it became baby #4) at a local reproductive biology lab (affiliated with the closest BIG hospital). It cost $35 to store it there for about 6 weeks. I would think that calling a local reproductive endocrinologist and inquiring about sperm storage would be your best bet for finding someplace local (but I don't know if sending the sperm bank to the bank might be the best choice anyway). FWIW, the bank we used did not charge us for keeping the tank longer than a week. That seems sketchy to me.

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yeah, call the local fertility clinic. or, tsbc will allow you to ship back and then have them resent. but, if you can find somewhere local it will probably be cheaper.

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FWIW, the bank we used did not charge us for keeping the tank longer than a week. That seems sketchy to me.
A lot of banks charge a late fee per day for keeping the tank. Some are stricter about it than others. Xytex says they charge a fee but they never ended up charging us when we had to keep the tank a few days to a week longer. But we kept in touch with them so they knew we weren't just being lazy and not sending it back in a timely fashion.

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Thanks. I will look into all that- except- joy joy joy- just today things are starting to feel fertile-y for me! Not quite ewcm but definately fertile-y cm just today!
So I think we are still in the running this cycle

I also think it is totally lame that tsbc would charge us 20/day to keep the tanks longer. I felt a lot of pressure from them to "get my shipping date in a week before I needed it" which I think led me to have it shipped early. And they are supposed to be "non-profit"
But other than that I have been fine with them, so I don't mind too much I guess.
Anyway- still possibly going to make a baby this cycle, so I will see what happens.
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I think all sperm banks charge a fee for sending it back late. At least they say they do. I was first using Fairfax and a few times kept the tank a week longer then I was suppose to and they never charged me. I have been using Midwest and the fertility meds I was taking last cycle caused me to ovulate late and I kept the tank a week longer then I was suppose to and even though it says on their website late fees are $25 per day it's late, I wasn't charged a thing.

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All I know is that we usually kept the tank for two weeks and were never charged a late fee. One time we kept it for three weeks. And there was never any mention of a late fee either (though I don't know if that's changed in the last 3 years). We were using California Cryobank.

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