In parallel with the establishment of the Fertility Unit of REA Hospital, the Cryopreservation Bank was also established. This operates under the supervision of the director of the embryology lab of REA IVF.
Scientists have been freezing sperm for decades and as a result the technology for preserving and storing sperm is well documented. Sperm tolerate the freezing process well, although we do see[...]MORE
One of the latest and most fascinating aspects of egg freezing is the chance it gives to women that are near or past the age of 35-38 to maintain their fertility capacity if not planning to have[...]MORE
This process provides patients with a "back-up" plan should the initial fresh embryo transfer not result in a pregnancy, at a much lower cost than starting IVF all over again and often with few[...]MORE
Blastocyst Freezing - Vitrification
Using strict criteria to select potentially viable blastocysts is crucial to success: Growth rate: expanded blastocyst stage on Day 5/ Day 6. Overall cell number >60 cells (depending[...]MORE