British Service Personnel – Sperm Storage Clinics

To help Service Personnel who wish to store sperm before they deploy, ARCS have assembled a list of clinics offering this service with details of their fees. ARCS has no financial interests within any clinic and is not recommending any particular service.

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority regulates all fertility centres in the UK, the services HFEA licence for sperm storage were approached and offered the opportunity to be on this list.

The Centres will be able to provide you with more information if you are considering banking your sperm

THINGS YOU NEED TO CONSIDER

In banking your sperm you will find out more about your potential fertility. One in ten men have a fertility problem and one in fifty men ejaculate no sperm at all. You may find that you have a problem like this and should consider whether you want to know this, or indeed whether now is a time you wish to find out.

When you attend the Clinic you will have to fill out a consent form, on this you can decide to let a named partner/wife have treatment with your sperm even in the event of your death, this is quite standard to clinics as they often bank sperm for cancer patients. Alternatively you can decide that if anything happens to you the sperm should be disposed of, this is also the situation if you do not name a partner. You cannot leave your sperm for someone else to decide, such as your parents. For this reason many servicemen choose to only bank sperm if they have an existing strong relationship where they would wish for a partner to be able to have their children in the event of their death. This is known as posthumous treatment. If you are considering this should make it clear to the named partner and any other family / loved ones.

The Clinic you decide to attend will be able to provide you with more information. Most Clinics will be able to offer you an appointment within a fortnight of you contacting them.

More information about regulation of clinics and sperm storage is available on the HFEA website: www.hfea.gov.uk

UK Armed Forces Spermbanks list

Contact Details Initial Sperm Banking Fee Bloods / Screening Fee Ongoing annual storage Fee
Cambridgeshire

Bourn Hall Clinic, Bourn,

Cambridge CB23 2TN

Telephone: 01954 717210 or 717221

e-mail: info@bourn-hall.com

£250.00 includes storage for first year

£120

£197.50

Cardiff
Lyndon Miles

CRGW

Ely MeadowsRhodfa MaricsLlantrisantCardiffWales

CF72 8XL

01443 443999

www.crgw.co.ukinfo@crgw.co.uk

£100

£100

£325 Annually

(This is not charged if a combat injury causes an ongoing fertility problem)

Cheshire

Knutsford

4 The Pavilions

Knutsford Business Park

Mobberley Road

Knutsford

Cheshire

WA16 8ZR

 

01565 653287

lwft.embryohfcknutsford@nhs.net

Sperm Freezing and Storage for 3 years (per 3 samples)                       £800

£175

£540

(for each 3 year period)

Devon

South West Centre for Reproductive Medicine

Ocean Suite

Level 6

Derriford Hospital

Plymouth

PL6 8DH

Tel:     01752 763 704

Email:  plh-tr.ivfinfo@nhs.net

£300

(including 1st year of storage & screening costs)

£200

East Sussex

Sussex Downs Fertility Centre

BMI Esperance Hospital

Eastbourne

East Sussex

BN6 9TA

Jane Skelton (Fertility Services Manager) or Charlotte Hall (Senior Embryologist)

£375

(including 1st year of storage)

or

£1400 (for 5 years)

£120

£275

Brighton Fertility Associates

Olivier House

15 Boundary Road

Hove

East Sussex

BN3 4EF

Tel/Fax: 01273 620165

Email: reception@brightonfertility.com

Website: www.brightonfertility.com

£350 (Including freezing and storage for 1st year, Consultation and Consent forms)

successive freezes within 3 months £200

£115

£275

Essex
Bourn Hall Fertility Clinic,
Wickford
25 London Rd,
Wickford
SS12 0AW

£250.00 includes storage for first year

£120.00

£197.50

Greater Manchester

Joanne Adams / email: joanne.adams@manchesterfertility.com

Manchester Fertility Services

The Bridgewater Hospital

120 Princess Road

Manchester

M15 5AT

Tel: 0161 227 0010

Fax: 0161 227 0011

£750

Includes:

* Consents appointment

* Viral screening

* Freezing and post thaw analysis of 3 ejaculates

* Storage for 3 years

Free

Free for 3 years

 

(£350 for subsequent 3 years)

Hampshire

Complete Fertility Centre

Princess Anne Hospital

Mailpoint 626, Level G

Coxford Road

Southampton

SO16 5YA

 

Tel: 023 8001 0570 (option 3)

Email: info@completefertility.co.uk

Website: www.completefertility.co.uk

£212.50 (50% discount applied on standard fee of £425)

 

Includes:

Freezing of 3 samples

1st year storage

Embryology consultation

£155  – HIV, Hep B and Hep C

(COVID swab £50 if required)

£350 per additional year

Hilary Lancaster or Anthony Price

Wessex Fertility

the Freya Centre

72-74 Anglesea Road

Southampton

SO15 5QS

General enquiries 023 80 706000

£250

(including 1st year of storage)

£70

£160

Kent

Stephen Lynch

Brenenden Hospital Trust

Goddard’s Green Road

Brenenden

Cranbrook

Kent

TN17 4AX

Tel. 01580 242425

e-mail stephen.lynch@benenden.org.uk

£300

(including 1st year of storage)

£130

£250

Sheila Swale

South East Fertility Clinic

Amberley House

9 Queen’s Road

Tunbridge Wells

Kent

TN4 9LL

Tel: 01892 612656

£400

(Initial sperm banking (including embryology consultation and first year of storage)

£100

£300

Leicestershire

Leicester Fertility Centre,

Kensington Building,

Leicester Royal Infirmary, LE1 5WW

Tel: 0116 2585922

Website: www.leicesterfertilitycentre.org.uk

Email: lfcinfo@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

or

andrology@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

£800 – Sperm Storage (Includes infection screening investigations, semen analysis & 3 years Storage)

£1,000 – Sperm Storage (Includes infection screening investigations, semen analysis & 7 years Storage)

N/A

London

Assisted Conception Unit
Kings College Hospital
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS

Tel 020 32995394

£260

£75

£100

Andrology Solutions
55 Wimpole Street
London
W1G 8YL

T:0207 224 2322
F:0207 224 2324

Includes: basic semen analysis, freezing one sample, post freeze test/thaw to determine survival rates and up to 1 year storage) – £295 (Standard fee: £295)

includes Hep B surface Antigen; Hep B core Antibody, Hep C Antibodies, HIV 1 & 2 p24 antigen, HTLV I & II antibodies) – £65 (Standard fee: £120

£195

The Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health,
230-232 Great Portland Street,
London,
W1W 5QS

£300 for sperm freezing

£85.25 blood screenings (if required)

£245 annual storage fee

Merseyside

Hewitt Centre

Liverpool Women’s Hospital

Crown Street

Liverpool

L8 7SS

Tel 0151 702 4215/4214

Sperm Freezing and Storage for 3 years (per 3 samples)

£800

£175

£540

(for each 3 year period)

Northampton

CARE Fertility Northampton

67 The Avenue

Cliftonville

Northampton

NN1 5BT

Tel: 01604 601606

Northampton@CAREfertility.com

£385

(including 3 years storage)

£135

£320

(Ongoing storage fee for further 2 years)

Norwich
Bourn Hall Fertility Clinic,
Norwich
Farrier Cl,
Wymondham
NR18 0WF

£250.00 includes storage for first year

£120.00

£197.50

Nottinghamshire

Fertility Unit

Nottingham University Hospital

East Block, B Floor

Derby Rd

Nottingham, NG7 2UH

Tel 01159249924 ext 62831 (Office) 62749 (Lab)

From April 1st 2021:  £450 plus VAT  for  2 samples plus 1 year storage

£150

Somerset

Bath Fertility Centre

Royal United Hospital

Combe Park

Bath

Ba1 3NG

Tel 01225 825560

email bfc@ruh.nhs.uk

£350

(including 1st year of storage)

£30

£175

South West England

Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine

Southmead Hospital

BS10 5NB

0117 301 8605

info@bcrm.org.uk

£495 to include short consultation /analysis / freeze & storage for up to 5 years (this includes a discount on the cost of storage

£120

South Yorkshire