Androcryos is a cryogenic depository specialising in the secure storage of human biological material associated with fertility treatment. We service medical fertility specialists, and facilitate scenarios where conventional conception is not an option.
Androcryos fortifies the medical fertility and infertility sector by offering a full-function sperm donor program alongside our andrology laboratory. Artificial insemination is performed on request from medical practitioners and private individuals or couples.
We collect, freeze and store sperm
for donor purposes, as well as pre-vasectomy, pre-chemo, and pre-fertility treatments for husbands who are out of town, or men who struggle to produce a specimen on demand.
We are a full-function andrology laboratory
which includes sperm related laboratory testing (sperm analysis, sperm counts, and sperm wash); testis biopsy freezing & storage; and post coital, HIV, and paternity testing. We cryogenically store human sperm & embryos for the purpose of fertility treatments.
We perform artificial inseminations
for women requesting donor sperm, or couples struggling to fall pregnant.
donor sperm, semen collection pouches, insemination catheters, embryo transfer catheters, and ICSI (Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection) needles.
donor sperm to private individuals and clinics on request.
At Androcryos we engage with four target groups within the fertility field:
Androcryos ensures that all fertility treatment and storage processes are handled in a professional, ethical and discreet manner. We guarantee professional, ethical and discreet services – never forgetting that our scientific method and technologies are here to serve all the women and men who need help in realising and safeguarding their dream of fostering a family.
Healthy, genetically sound babies remain the continual focus of everything we do. Our laboratory processes, equipment, procedures and ethical approach is maintained by a group of experienced professionals who have been active in the field for over sixty years.
Unavailable to previous generations, fertility treatment options have become an ongoing and inevitable part of our collective future. At Androcryos we strive to keep a keen eye on the latest relevant developments in science, technology, ethics, and policy implementation.
A.W. Loubser (Medical Technologist & CEO)
Peggy Birrell (Medical Technologist)
Kalvin Jordan (Medical Technologist)
Michele Harper (Laboratory Technician)
Petrus Loubser (General Manager & Accounts)
Androcryos, previously trading as Cryobank, was established in 1984, and has maintained an ongoing record of ethical and professional practice. In South Africa we were the first to offer a sperm donor program alongside an andrology laboratory.
Androcryos aims to be Africa’s premier cryogenic depository facility of human biological material associated with fertility processes.
A "clinical pregnancy" has a pregnancy sac seen in the uterus on ultrasound exam.
The "live birth rate" is the percentage of all IVF cycles that lead to a live birth. This rate does not include miscarriage or still birth and multiple-order births such as twins and triplets are counted as one pregnancy.
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CONFIDENTIAL TISSUE DONATION
South Africa's legislation on human tissue donation, which includes anonymous sperm donation
Legislation governing human tissue donation in South Africa enforces anonymity and confidentiality for donors. This works in favour of both the donors and recipients. Confidential sperm donation protects both parties and enable a safe and trusted conception process in a highly delicate matter.
Because the process of egg donation involves a far more invasive and intimate process for woman over sperm donation, appropriate controls are in place to render the much required support. Egg donors register with a professional egg donor agency who can provide the necessary information and guidelines to proceed with confidential egg donation. Only public information pertaining to an egg donor's profile is made available to potential recipients upon an enquiry to view the egg donor database.
The sperm donation process is much less invasive than egg donation, nevertheless appropriate controls are in place to render much required support. Sperm donors register with a professional sperm bank who can provide the necessary information and guidelines to proceed with anonymous sperm donation. Information made available does not jeopardise donor identity a non-personal profile is made available to potential recipients upon enquiry to view the sperm donor database.
A high level medical investigation is undertaken as part of the application process as well as physical and psychological assessment before a potential sperm donor can be accepted onto the sperm donation program. Donor sperm is provided frozen or thawed depending on practitioner requirements. Donor sperm is kept in quarantine to ensure it meets necessary health requirements. A sperm donor is able to produce donor gametes after a short period of time and without any medication influencing the outcome.
Gamete donation involving confidential egg donation and sperm donation are governed by the National Health Act of 2003. Processes affecting egg donor programs in South Africa are also governed by professional egg donation guidelines. These require sperm donors not to achieve more than five confirmed live births. The anonymity and confidentiality of sperm donation is secured by providing only information relevant to the outcome of the birth. Sperm donors are equipped with sufficient information and support to make an informed decision as to sperm donation.
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