Published: Fri, March 09, 2018
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Broken fridge leaves thousands of embryos in question

Broken fridge leaves thousands of embryos in question

DePompei notes the temperature spike took place sometime between Saturday afternoon, when staff left for the day, and early Sunday.

DePompei said the temperature fluctuation had occurred "due to reasons unknown" and that the hospital had launched a major investigation to find out what happened.

It's not yet clear what caused the temperature to rise in the tank, said Liu, and the hospital is investigating.

According to Patti DePompei, president, UH MacDonald Women's Hospital and UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, these eggs may no longer be viable for use.

University Hospitals is considering waiving fees for any future procedures for anyone who had eggs or embryos stored, according to WEWS future.

Approximately 500 to 600 families were affected by the malfunction and University Hospitals have begun the tedious task of reaching out to all the families to see how they wish to proceed.

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"We are so very sorry this happened and we want to do all that we can to support our patients and families through this very hard time", DePompei said.

These stored eggs and embryos may in some cases have been the only option for a woman or couple to have a biological child. "We are committed to getting answers and working with patients individually to address their concerns", the University Hospitals statement said.

All of the eggs and embryos have been moved to a working tank, with the hospital asserting that it won't destroy any of them. "Right now, our patients and families are our first priority". Per a University Hospitals statement cited by News 5 Cleveland, the facility has "initiated contact with all of our patients", and a call center has been set up so patients can set up meetings with doctors. The help-line number they have announced is a 24-hour hotline 216-286-9740.

After a lady experiences an egg solidifying process, the frozen eggs are put away in fluid nitrogen tanks in a cryogenic facility where they are regularly checked with video observation and alert frameworks.

Despite the fact that the cost of egg solidifying has descended as of late, the expenses can run from at any rate $12,000 to $14,000 for a lady to experience the methodology.

"Our hearts go out to the patients who have suffered this loss", Sean Tipton, chief policy officer at ASRM, told NBC News.

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