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California Cryobank Offers Free Sperm Storage to Olympic Athletes

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Los Angeles, CA - California Cryobank (CCB), the worldwide leader in frozen reproductive tissue banking, is hoping to show their own unique kind of support for our Olympic Athletes headed to Rio this summer – free sperm storage.

With the recent concerns surrounding the Zika virus and its link to severe birth defects, Olympians including NBA All-Star Pau Gasol have considered skipping the Rio games rather than put themselves or their families at risk. "Some of these athletes are planning to have children in the near future and this could affect them, it could affect the health of their kids and their wives," Spain's Gasol said at an event for one of his sponsors in Madrid. "Their health should come first."

CCB agrees and is proud to be able to support our male athletes by offering free semen processing and one year of storage. "Our mission is to help create healthy families, so once we became aware of the issue, it was something we felt an obligation to provide," said Scott Brown, Director of Client Experience. "We are here to help any male Olympian, who would like to store sperm before leaving for Rio. Even Mr. Gasol if he's interested."

For more information, athletes should contact California Cryobank at 866-477-3762 to schedule an appointment in either Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Houston, or San Francisco.

About California Cryobank / Familycord

Founded in 1977, California Cryobank is one of the world’s oldest and largest donor sperm banks with branches in Los Angeles, Northern California, Boston, New York, and Houston. CCB is registered with the FDA, accredited by the AATB, and licensed by the states of California and New York.

Founded in 1997, FamilyCord is registered with the FDA and accredited by the AABB (American Association of Blood Banks). FamilyCord is a world leader in cord blood banking and regularly releases units within the US for stem cell transplant therapies. For more information, visit

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