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Why Store Your Embryos at Fairfax Cryobank?


Download our embryo storage brochure here.

What is involved?
How long can you store frozen embryos?

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

How are the embryos transported to Fairfax Cryobank?

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

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

What is your policy on verifying shipments?

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

What are the fees involved?

What forms do I need to complete?

How do I get more information?

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. (shipping fees apply)

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.

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 is your policy on verifying shipments?

We recognize that trust and credibility are the basis for our success.  We feel that it is our obligation to make you aware of the policies and procedures we have in place to verify the accuracy of our shipments.

  • Shipping Specimens from Fairfax Cryobank 

When Client Services receives a call to place an order, the donor number will be verified at least two times with the caller.  The order is then approved by a manager who forwards the information to the lab staff.  The lab is required to have a minimum of two people verify all details of the order.  The lab staff verifies the information on the top and side of each vial along with the paperwork included in each shipment, required by FDA regulation.  All details must match the original details that were verified with the caller to ship the order.  Once the order arrives at your clinic, your physicians’ office should verify the details on the paperwork match the vial(s) in the tank.

  • Transferring Specimens to Fairfax Cryobank for Long-Term Storage 

Fairfax Cryobank provides a liquid nitrogen tank for the shipment of your cryopreserved specimens to our facility for storage. Once the specimens are received at Fairfax Cryobank, two trained personnel verify and check-in the specimens prior to placing into a long-term storage tank. The clinic and patient’s name are verified and the tank is checked to assure it was sealed and the specimens arrived frozen. The specimens are inventoried by patient name or donor number, freeze dates, number of vials, and identification on the vials. The information is compared to the accompanying paperwork to account for an accurate inventory. Any additional paperwork included in the shipment (freeze procedure, thaw instructions, blood test results) is checked and placed in the account holders file. You will then receive an inventory confirmation letter listing your account number with Fairfax Cryobank and stating the number of specimens in storage.

 

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, the storage fee is the same for patients storing both sperm and embryos. The fees are not dependent on the number of embryos or sperm vials.

What fees are involved?

All fees must be paid in full in US dollars prior to shipment or transfer of frozen specimens. Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover), Money Orders, and Cashiers Checks accepted. NO personal checks accepted. Clinical facilities may call for multiple patient discounts on shipping and transfer of embryos and/or sperm.

Storage Services  
Embryos / Patient- Monthly $40.00
Embryos / Patient- Pre-paid 1 Year $395.00
Embryos / Patient- Pre-paid 2 Years $670.00
Embryos / Patient- Pre-paid 5 Years $1340.00
Embryos/ Patient- Pre-paid 10 Years $2400.00
   
Shipping Services  
FedEx Overnight- Two Tanks $240.00
FedEx Overnight- One Tank $210.00
Embryo Handling (removal from storage) $45.00

What forms do I need to complete?

Please contact us and request the necessary forms for embryo storage.

How do I get more information?

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

Please contact:

Fairfax Cryobank, USA
3015 Williams Drive, Suite 110
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
cryobank@givf.com

4201 Marathon Boulevard, Suite 303A
Austin, TX 78756
512-206-0408
givfaustin@givf.com

University City Science Center

3401 Market Street, Suite 205

Philadelphia, PA 19104

phillycryo@yahoo.com

1-866-442-0408

Download our embryo storage brochure here.

Please be sure to read and understand our Terms of Use Letter which explains what to expect from our semen donor program and what we expect from you when purchasing our semen and other services.

 
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