Embryo Storage

Why Choose Embryo Storage at Fairfax Cryobank?

 

You have completed your IVF (in vitro fertilization) treatment and have embryos remaining. At this time you want to store your embryos for possible future use. With the rapid advances in reproductive medicine, cryopreserved or frozen embryos can potentially remain viable for an indefinite period of time. Pregnancies with good outcomes have been reported following thawing and transfer of embryos frozen for over a decade. Hundreds of healthy babies conceived from frozen embryos are born every year and the numbers continue to increase. You may want to consider moving your embryos to the well known and highly experienced long term storage facility at Fairfax Cryobank because:

  • Your IVF center is closing
  • Your IVF center many have limited storage space for frozen embryos
  • Your IVF center may restrict how long they will store your embryos


Experience

Genetics & IVF Institute (GIVF) Cryobanks (Fairfax Cryobank and Cryogenic Laboratories, Inc) have been storing reproductive specimens long term since 1970. In addition, state-of-the-art embryo storage has been available to patients at our IVF center for more than 15 years. GIVF Cryobanks, with two of the world's largest anonymous donor semen banks also have extensive expertise in cryopreserving, storing, and transporting frozen sperm. In fact, we have been transporting frozen specimens to and from physician practices in all 50 states and many foreign countries for over 30 years. We have storage locations in our Fairfax, VA, Austin, TX and Philadelphia, PA laboratories.

Credentials-Fairfax Cryobank is:

  • A member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine
  • Inspected and licensed by the New York State Department of Health
  • Licensed by the State of Maryland
  • Licensed by the State of California
  • Fully compliant with recently issued FDA regulations governing reproductive tissue banks (21 CFR Part 1271).

 

Safety

Our facilities are equipped with the latest technology. Embryos are stored in state of the art vapor phase liquid nitrogen tanks that are not dependent on electricity to keep embryos frozen. This cutting edge technology provides for the storage of specimens in the vapor phase 100% of the time. These storage tanks are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The safe keeping of your embryos for many years is completely assured.

Convenience

  • Economical storage fees with monthly and long term storage options
  • Convenient credit card billing system for payment of storage fees
  • Direct contact regarding transfer and disposition of your embryos
  • Expandable storage systems to handle frozen samples in all types of packaging (vials, straws, ampules)


FEES: LOWEST FEES OF ANY MAJOR COMPETITOR

All fees must be paid in full in US dollars prior to shipment or transfer of frozen specimens. Credit cards (Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover), Money Orders, and Cashiers Checks accepted. No personal checks accepted. Fairfax Cryobank does not charge storage fees for semen when clients are storing embryos with us. Shipping fees may be reduced if a clinic arranges for group shipments from their clinic to Fairfax Cryobank.

Storage Services Cost
Embryos / Patient- Monthly $40
Embryos / Patient- Pre-paid 6 months $200
Embryos / Patient- Pre-paid 1 Year $395
Embryos / Patient- Pre-paid 2 Years $670
Embryos / Patient- Pre-paid 3 Years $985
Embryos / Patient- Pre-paid 5 Years $1340
Embryos/ Patient- Pre-paid 10 Years $2400

 

 

Shipping Services Cost
FedEx Overnight- One Tank $240
Embryo Handling (removal from storage) $45


What is involved?

Patients desiring our services should call us at: 1-866-442-0408 or 512-206-0408 (Austin, TX). Everyone who wants to store embryos with us must complete an embryo storage contract which defines storage terms and costs. Embryos are transferred to our Embryo Storage facility in liquid nitrogen shippers, which we supply, by highly reliable overnight air couriers to assure safe delivery and maintenance of storage temperature during transport. Fairfax Cryobank recommends that two tanks be used when shipping multiple straws/vials to or from the clinical facility and Fairfax Cryobank. Documentation verifying transfer of specimens follows each shipment. Embryos are then stored at optimal conditions for as long as you desire. At your request, we will ship your embryos to the ART clinic you select for future infertility treatment cycles. With over 30 years experience in transporting and storing frozen reproductive specimens, you can feel assured that your embryos will be cared for safely.


How long can you store frozen embryos?

With the rapid advances in reproductive medicine, cryopreserved or frozen embryos can remain viable, potentially, for an indefinite period of time. Pregnancies with good outcomes have been reported following thawing and transfer of embryos frozen for over a decade. Hundreds of healthy babies conceived from frozen embryos are born every year. And the numbers continue to increase.


How do I arrange shipment of my embryos to Fairfax Cryobank?

Fairfax Cryobank will arrange shipment of your embryos for you. Once your completed embryo storage contract and paperwork is received, Fairfax will contact the current storage facility and schedule the transfer of your embryos. Transfer fees may be reduced if the clinic arranges for group shipments from Fairfax Cryobank.


How are the embryos transported to Fairfax Cryobank?

The embryos are shipped in liquid nitrogen dry shipper tanks via Federal Express or local courier. The dry shipper tanks will keep the embryos frozen for 7 days from the date shipped and all shipments within the United States are sent using priority overnight delivery. Please read our policies and procedures we have in place to verify the accuracy of our shipments.


Will I receive confirmation that my embryos have arrived at your facility?

Yes, once your embryos are received, we'll send a letter to you letting you know that your embryos have arrived and are stored at our state of the art Cryopreservation facility.


What do I need to do when I'm ready to ship my frozen embryos from Fairfax Cryobank?

A signed and notarized consent to ship embryos authorization is required to ship embryos from Fairfax Cryobank. Once the authorization is received, the frozen embryos may be sent to the clinic of your choice. (Shipping fees apply)


Do I have to pay 2 storage fees if I want to store frozen sperm and embryos?

No. Fairfax Cryobank does not charge for semen storage when a client is storing embryos with us. The fees are not dependent on the number of embryos or sperm vials.


With more than 30 years experience in transporting and storing frozen specimens, you can feel assured that your embryos will be cared for safely.

For more information on embryo storage, call 1 (866) 442-0408.

Or please contact:

Fairfax Cryobank, USA
3015 Williams Drive, Suite 110
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
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4201 Marathon Boulevard, Suite 303A
Austin, TX 78756
512-206-0408
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University City Science Center
3401 Market Street, Suite 205
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Download our Embryo and Oocyte Storage brochure here.

We also provide information and services for Oocyte Storage (Egg Freezing).

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View information on our Sperm Storage services.