Sperm cell, Egg cell and Embryo Freezing

If need be, sperm cells, egg cells and embryos can be cryopreserved and used at a later time for a fertility treatment.

In acute cases, such as a chemo or radiation therapy, which is scheduled to begin very soon, we ask you to contact us by telephone without delay.
We would be happy to support you by telephone under T +43 1 934 69 79. Even if you find yourself in a very stressful situation at the moment, it is still important not to lose any time.

Reasons for sperm cryopreservation

  • if chemotherapy or radiation therapy is planned
  • before tying the spermatic duct (vasectomy)
  • Testicular disease
  • Surgery and hormone treatments (which can affect fertility)

Legal requirements
There must be a medical reason (see above) for cryopreservation, so "social freezing" is unfortunately not possible. Another prerequisite for storing sperm cells is a negative test result for some infection parameters (e.g. HIV, hepatitis, syphilis, ...).

Appointment
The sperm delivery for cryopreservation is possible with an appointment Mon-Fri 8 - 9 am and 12 - 1 pm. (emergency appointments outside of the specified times by arrangement). Please make an appointment by phone +43 1 934 69 79 or by email office@kinderwunschzentrum.at

Costs
An initial cryopreservation and storage for 1 year costs € 693.-, the annual storage fee for the following years is € 330.- (as of 06/2021). If a sample is not suitable for cryopreservation, only costs of € 121 will arise for the evaluation of the sample.

Reasons for egg cell cryopreservation

  • if chemotherapy or radiation therapy is planned
  • low egg cell reserve
  • severe endometriosis
  • Operations and hormone treatments
  • Planned gender reassignment (transsexuality)

Legal requirements
There must be a medical reason (see above) for cryopreservation, so "social freezing" is unfortunately not possible. Another prerequisite for storing egg cells is a negative test result for some infection parameters (e.g. HIV, hepatitis, syphilis, ...).

Appointment
If there is a medical reason, the first important step is a first consultation to discuss your personal situation and medical findings. The appointment costs € 110. An appointment can be made on +43 1 934 69 79 or by email start@kinderwunschzentrum.at.

Costs
The costs of cryopreservation are very dependent on the medication and the number of egg cells obtained. Therefore, you will receive an individually prepared cost plan as part of the initial consultation. The annual storage fee (from the 1st following year) is € 330.-