Egg and Embryo Storage
Why should I store my eggs or embryos with Cryos?
Cryos understands that sometimes after IVF treatment eggs or embryos remain, and you may prefer to store them for future use. When IVF is successful and a pregnancy is achieved, you might be ready for a second child a few years later. Embryo and egg storage offer you the chance to get pregnant more than once from one cycle of ovarian stimulation.
Egg (oocyte) storage is also important for women that want to have children, but due to career, school or lack of life partner are not able to do so at the moment, or have a medical condition such as cancer that may affect fertility. Storing frozen eggs gives you the opportunity to preserve your fertility for future use.
There are Many Reasons for Storing Your Embryos or Eggs at Cryos:
- Limited storage space available at your clinic after your IVF treatment
- Limited time allowed for storage at your clinic
- Cryos’ competitive storage fees
- Cryos’ extensive egg & embryo freezing experience
Secure Embryo & Egg Storage at Cryos
Your embryos and eggs can be stored safely for as long as you need at Cryos. In our state-of-the-art embryology lab, the storage tanks are completely independent of electricity and are monitored around-the-clock to ensure the highest possible degree of safety.
Transferring your Embryos & Eggs to Cryos
Transferring embryos and eggs to our facilities is a secure, efficient and convenient process. The embryos and eggs are shipped in liquid nitrogen dry shipper tanks via approved and reliable services. These shippers are safe for transfer for at least 7 days but are sent within the U.S. using priority overnight delivery. You will receive confirmation that your embryos or eggs have arrived at our facility.
Please see our cost for embryo and frozen egg storage. We do not charge you by number of eggs or embryos stored – it is a flat fee per time period. Storage payments are due in advance.
Delivery of your Embryos & Eggs from Cryos
When you want any of your eggs or embryos delivered, simply Log On to your profile on our website using your username and password. Select the quantity you need, attach a copy of your driver's license or passport, and click submit. You will receive an e-mail confirmation. The eggs or embryos can be delivered to another storage facility, or to your clinic.
If you do not have access to a computer, you can fill out a Delivery Statement and send it to us together with a copy of your driver’s license or passport. Contact us to schedule your shipment and pay for shipping charges.
Renewal of Storage Period for Embryos & Eggs
A reminder will be sent to you by email well in advance of your storage expiration date, and by request the reminder can be sent by mail. The storage period can be renewed online. Simply Log On to your profile on our website using your username and password. Select “renewal” and then the renewal period of your choice, and click submit. You will then receive an email confirmation. If you do not renew your storage, it will be terminated and your frozen eggs or embryos will be destroyed.
Termination of Egg or Embryo Storage
When you want to terminate your egg or embryo storage, simply Log On to our website using your username and password. Select “termination”, attach a copy of your driver's license or passport, and click submit. You will then receive an e-mail confirmation.
If you do not have access to a computer you can fill out the Termination Statement and send it to us together with a copy of your driver's license or passport. Once the Termination Statement is received, your storage will be cancelled and your eggs or embryos will be destroyed.
Storage Terms of Agreement
To see the conditions for storage of eggs and embryos - see Terms of Agreement.