American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A place of storage that uses very low temperatures to preserve semen or transplantable tissues.
“The Zoological Society of London is planning the world's first coral "cryobank", which would preserve hundreds of samples of each species in liquid nitrogen.”
“Ted Williams head is probably spinning in its cryobank.”
“But, if a sperm donor wants to be anonymous and there is a photo of him on the cryobank website, he could be found immediately, even though the sperm bank promised him anonymity.”
“When Lisa Cholodenko and her partner Wendy decided to have a child together, they visited the cryobank not far from their home in LA, and started scrolling through the database of donors.”
“Rothman said no clients have told the cryobank their child had autism.”
“Also, how often can one regional cryobank offer the same man's sperm before the lines get um, crossed, somewhere down the road?”
“People rarely know of the fact that people who want to have a child and the benefits can be staggering but they don't have to spend the large amount of money for the costs of ONE egg from an agent/cryobank/broker!”
“A third of the couples storing embryos have more than six, and at least one cryobank offering a prepaid five-year price of $1,188 says the embryos "can remain viable for an indefinite period of time.”
“Also, storage costs have to be paid every quarter (or year, depending on the cryobank).”
“The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is planning the first global "coral cryobank", where hundreds of samples from each species would be stored in liquid nitrogen.”
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