Frequently asked questions

Q : What are the prerequisites for freezing my sperm?

A : You will need a recent pre-conception work-up (exceptionally, we can proceed WITHOUT the work up in cases of fertility preservation; units will then be quarantined pending the results) and a physician’s prescription indicating “freezing of sperm.” For more information, contact ovo cryo at 514 798-2000, ext. 203.

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Q : How do I order donor sperm units?

A : You must first contact the coordinator (ext. 144 for insemination, or ext. 145 for IVF) before placing an order to make sure your file is complete. You can then fill out the online order form.



The coordinator will receive the form by email and make sure that the requested donor is still available. She will then call the patient within 24 48 hours to confirm the availability of units and place the order on the patient’s behalf. Normally, the unit is delivered within 3-4 business days.

For more information, contact the administrative assistant at 514-798-2000, ext. 152.

Q : I received a letter regarding storage fees for my frozen units. What do I need to do?

A : If you want us to store your units for an additional year, send us a clear copy of your valid health insurance card:

  • by mail to Christine Minier at 8000 boul. Décarie, suite 210, Montréal, Québec H4P 2S4
  • by email entreposage@cliniqueovo.com
  • you can also to go reception at ovo cryo, suite 210, to photocopy your card.

However, if you do not wish to store your units, you (and your spouse, in the case of frozen embryos) must go to ovo cryo, suite 210, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, to fill out an authorization to destroy or donate your units. You will have the option to donate your units for research purposes (improving assisted reproduction techniques, training embryologists, or other research).


If you cannot go to the clinic during the hours indicated, you can also inform us of your decision in a letter witnessed by a lawyer, a notary, or a commissioner for oaths (to find a commissioner for oaths, visit http://www.assermentation.justice.gouv.qc.ca, and click “Search for a Commissioner for Oaths”).


This letter must contain the following information:

  • your full name and date of birth;
  • the type of units (sperm, donor sperm, eggs, embryos);
  • whether you want the units to be destroyed according to the standard protocol;
  • whether you want to donate the units to the clinic for any of the following reasons:
    • to improve assisted reproduction techniques;
    • to teach assisted reproduction techniques (training for embryologists);
    • for other research purposes;
    •  for use by a third party (anonymous donation to another couple); if you choose this option, the clinic will contact you to arrange a meeting;
  • patient’s signature and date;
  • full name and signature of witness (lawyer, notary, or commissioner for oaths), permit number, and date;
  • the patient and the witness must sign on the same day;
  • the witness must indicate which piece of identification was used to verify the patient’s identity (pieces of identification accepted: Québec’s health insurance card (RAMQ), driver’s license, passport).