Preserve the dream of parenthood after cancer treatment.

You don’t have to sacrifice your future family to your chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery.  Freeze your sperm quickly and affordably, so you can get back to taking care of you.

At-home collection

Free expedited shipping

Sperm frozen in less than 48 hours

Interest free payments


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“I’m so thankful for Legacy. They went above and beyond and delivered the kit to the hospital. Keeping my dream of a family one day alive”


Undergoing chemotherapy

Fast, secure sperm freezing means your treatment isn’t delayed

We’ll get your sample frozen in as little as 3 days. A fertility advisor can help guide you step by step through the process of fertility preservation — you have enough on your plate right now.


For Tomorrow

5-year storage

Peace of mind with the flexibility to renew your storage plan after 5 years.


In stock, Free 2-day shipping

2 collection kits

1 STI test

8 vials

5-year storage (renewable)

As low as $83/mo with


Best value


Lifetime storage

Our most comprehensive package offers long-term storage for maximum assurance.


In stock, Free 2-day shipping

3 collection kits

1 STI test

12 vials

Lifetime storage

DNA fragmentation analysis (especially important for those who have been exposed to chemotherapy or radiation)

As low as $333/mo with


Most flexible

Standard Semen Analysis + Storage

1-year storage

This comprehensive semen analysis that ensures your sample is viable for freezing. Flexible, renewable storage plan to get you started.


In stock, Free 2-day shipping

1 collection kit (semen analysis)

4 vials

1-year storage (renewable)

As low as $37/mo with


If you’re an oncology patient, please reach out to our Client Success team to get 25% off sperm freezing and expedited shipping.

how it works

Sperm freezing before cancer treatment


Order your collection kit online

Produce your sample at home and ship it back overnight with a prepaid label. We’ll analyze your semen to ensure it’s viable for freezing.


We’ll freeze your sample within 48 hours

Once your sample is stored, you can undergo your cancer treatment knowing your option to have children in the future is protected.


Using your sperm

The more vials you store, the higher the chance that you’ll be able to create a pregnancy. You can keep your samples in storage for as long as you need without affecting their health or viability.

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4.9/5 on Google

“This has been life-changing. My brother got a rare form of cancer at 34. He was admitted to the hospital for chemotherapy, Legacy was able to get him a kit the next day. Storing his sperm just in time.”


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Frequently asked questions

Any question still uncovered?

Chemotherapy kills cells that divide quickly. This targets cancer cells, but inadvertently affects sperm cells as well. Some chemo drugs may halt sperm production and cause azoospermia within 3 months, while others can reduce sperm motility. Chemo can also damage germ cells and affect sperm production in children. Finally, chemotherapy is likely to damage the DNA carried by sperm.

Depending on the drug you receive and the dose, sperm production may resume in 15 to 49 months. If chemo damages all the stem cells in the testicles that make new sperm, infertility may be permanent.

Radiation around your pelvic area can destroy sperm cells and lower sperm counts and testosterone levels, leading to infertility. It may also damage blood vessels or nerves in the area, which can cause erectile dysfunction or a dry orgasm if the prostate was damaged. Radiation therapy to your brain may also damage the pituitary gland, reducing testosterone and sperm production and affecting fertility.

Whether you regain your fertility following radiation therapy depends on the dose of radiation, the area that received it, and how well your reproductive organs were shielded from the radiation. Lower doses may not affect fertility, while higher doses can cause persistent or permanent azoospermia. Sperm production may restart 9 to 18 months after receiving lower doses of radiation, or over 5 years for higher doses.

Surgery to certain organs in the pelvis and abdomen may affect fertility, including the testes (orchiectomy), prostate (prostatectomy), seminal vesicles, bladder (radical cystectomy), lymph nodes, pituitary, or hypothalamus gland. How significantly fertility is impaired depends on the type of surgery.

Often, yes. In some states, large insurance plans are required by law to cover fertility preservation prior to cancer treatment. Alternatively, some companies will offer fertility benefits programs to fill the gap in fertility coverage offered by insurance.

Yes. We offer a 25% discount on all sperm freezing bundles for oncology patients. Contact us at to learn more.

The process of sperm freezing is very quick with Legacy:

Once you order your kit, it will arrive in as little as 2 days. (You choose your preferred delivery date.)

You should abstain from ejaculation for 2–5 days prior to producing your sample for freezing.

After producing your sample at home, it will be shipped overnight and analyzed and frozen the next day.

In theory, it can take as little as 3 days from start to finish. So, you don’t need to postpone your hormone therapy in order to accomplish your fertility preservation goals.

As long as sperm is kept frozen in a high quality cryogenic lab like Legacy’s, it can be stored indefinitely with no significant impact on its quality or the chances that it will result in a healthy pregnancy. That means you can keep your sperm frozen until you’re done with your cancer treatment and ready to think about family building.

Short answer: as many as you can afford. But the ideal number of samples to store also depends on your future plans. A few questions you might consider:

Do you have kids already? If you don’t, there may be a higher chance that you’ll want kids in the future, even if you’re sure you don’t want them right now. (Hence the vasectomy!)

How old are you? If you’re in your 20s or 30s, it’s more likely that your family plans may change in the future.

Generally speaking, one vial of sperm is used in each IUI or IVF procedure.

1 semen sample = 4 vials of frozen sperm

1 vial of frozen sperm = 1 IUI or IVF procedure

IUI pregnancy rates range from 10–25% per cycle; IVF success rates range from 5–50% per cycle. So, you may need multiple attempts to achieve pregnancy.

You can use your frozen sperm in an intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure. Generally speaking, one vial of sperm is used in each IUI or IVF procedure.

1 semen sample = 4 vials of frozen sperm

1 vial of frozen sperm = 1 IUI or IVF procedure

The chances of conceiving with frozen sperm depend on several factors:

Your sperm quantity and quality

Your partner’s age, egg quantity/quality, and overall fertility health

Whether you use intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)

IUI pregnancy rates range from 10–25% per cycle; IVF success rates range from 5–50% per cycle. So, you may need multiple attempts to achieve pregnancy. The good news is that using frozen sperm doesn’t affect your chances of success. IUI and IVF pregnancy rates are the same for those using frozen sperm, compared to “fresh.”

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