All Midwest Sperm Bank specimens are shipped in liquid nitrogen “DRY” shippers. The liquid nitrogen refrigerant is absorbed within the walls of the tanks which keeps the specimens frozen for 7 days from the date of shipment from Midwest Sperm Bank.
The appropriate procedures for thawing and handling the cryopreserved specimens are included with each shipment. Midwest Sperm Bank provides sperm count, motility and grade values with each specimen shipped.
All shipments are round-trip by Federal Express and pre-paid both ways, to and from a physician’s office or patient’s house.
Midwest Sperm Bank will not ship orders on Friday for a Monday delivery. Shipping requests may be as follows: Economy 2nd day; Standard Overnight; Priority Overnight; and/or Saturday Delivery. There is an additional charge of $35 for Saturday delivery and $25 for priority overnight delivery.
It is the responsibility of the physician’s office or the patient to return the liquid nitrogen “DRY” shipper to Midwest Sperm Bank within 7 days of the date of shipment in order to prevent overdue rental fees ($25.00/day). Each Federal Express shipment contains a pre-addressed return air bill.
For patients who live locally, you have the option of picking up the specimens directly from our facility. There is a $50 pick-up fee.