Cryobank Checklist – the 411

Cryobank Checklist - the 411

CRYOBANK CHECKLIST:

Contact info for cryobank:
___________________________________

Name of person I spoke to: _____________________________________

Date of call: ______________________________________

Certifications? American Assoc of Tissue Banks? State Tissue Bank License? CLIA?

Genetic Testing
Sickle Cell
Hep B & C
HIV
HTLV I & II
Herpes
CMV
Cystic Fibrosis
Chlamydia
Mycoplasma
Syphilis
Canavan
Tay-Sachs
Familial Dysautonomia
Thalassemia
Fanconi
B-Strep
Gaucher’s Disease
Genital Warts
Niemann-Pick
Gonorrhea
Trichomoniasis
MS
Spinal Muscular Atrophy
SARS
West Nile
Cystic Fibrosis
Full genital culture (how frequently?)

List other testing:

How long specimens held? (min 180 days)

What other hidden/unexpected costs have I not asked about?

Min motility guaranteed? What happens if it is less than the minimum?

Refund policy?

Drug Screening

Family limit

How is family limit checked/verified?

How many are born in my geographic area?

How do you track conditions of donor/offspring in the future?

How would I be informed if a genetic problem appears years or decades down the line?

When should I call to order the tanks?

Online order/pay then.. ? What about weekends/holidays or overnight shipping?

How shipped?

Shipping costs?

Tank costs? (How quickly does the tank have to be returned and what is the cost if it is late? Or damaged?)

What other costs are there?

Do you ever run out of tanks?

IUI Cost

ICI Cost

Bulk rate or specials?

Storage fees?

Do you ask if donors contribute to multiple banks?

What if a donor has donated to other banks?

Has donating to multiple banks been an issue?

What other banks are in your geographic location?

Do you keep in contact with the donor over time? If so, how long?

Do you count on the donor keeping up with you or do you keep up with them?

Is the Donor Sibling Registry or other resources made known to donor

Open ID program?

How is Open ID info kept?

What happens if your facility closes?

What is your protocol for my child if he/she turns 18 and wants to contact the donor?

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