If you’ve recently moved home or you are considering or already receiving treatment at another fertility centre then you may find it useful to know that you can safely transfer your frozen embryos or sperm to another centre. You can even import frozen samples from a fertility clinic outside of the UK.
So the fact that your gametes don’t need to be stored at the clinic they were originally frozen at opens up different options to you in terms of where you would like your gametes to be stored and your future treatment. You may wish for your frozen gametes to be just stored at another fertility centre or for them to be used in a new treatment cycle at another fertility centre.
Transfer is safe
You’re probably wondering how safe it is to transport such precious cargo. You can rest assured that the transportation of frozen embryos and sperm is extremely safe and secure.
A small tank designed to hold your frozen gametes at their optimal temperature of -190C for many days is used for their transportation. Upon arrival to their new abode, your samples will be safely looked after and stored by the centre’s embryologist team.
We can arrange the transfer for you
Here at Complete Fertility Centre we can arrange the transfer of your frozen embryos or sperm for you. We are experienced in organising and receiving frozen gametes from other fertility centres.
It’s best to find out the cost of transferring your gametes before you decide to move them. There is normally an arrangement and transportation fee. This can simply be found out by calling your chosen centre.
Using your transferred frozen gametes for fertility treatment
Frozen gametes can be transferred to another clinic so that you can start fertility treatment there straight away or kept stored in readiness for when you want to try again.
At Complete Fertility Centre our highly experienced embryologists will thaw your frozen gametes in the same way as the fertility centre where they were originally frozen.
Long term gamete storage
It may be that you have some gametes that are not used in your treatment right now or you want to wait for treatment and longer term storage is needed. We have safe and secure storage facilities that will look after your frozen embryos and sperm for many years.
For more information please contact us on 023 8120 6980.