What is Cryopreservation?
Cryopreservation is a technique of freezing, storing embryo, eggs, sperms for years together in a vitrification laboratory. This process helps in providing an additional chance of pregnancy, saving embryos, sperms in case of any medical emergencies. They have been mostly used in Invitro Fertilization (IVF) whereas a woman needs not go for fertility drugs to have an embryo transfer during the fertility treatment. When sperms are collected through surgeries, the same can be frozen and there is no need for any additional surgery. During the procedure eggs or sperms are preserved under -150 degree.
Methods in Cryopreservation
Slow freezing and rapid freezing techniques are two methods of cryopreservation. The Rapid freezing process is otherwise called as vitrification process which is an advanced one. Vitrification process is a latest adopted procedure by many IVF centers.
Why Egg Donation/Retrieval and Cryopreservation done?
Egg freezing and preservation might be the best option if a woman is not ready to become pregnant now but may try her biological kid in the future. Unlike embryo cryopreservation, egg freezing does not require sperm as the eggs won’t be fertilized before they are frozen. However, fertility drugs should be used for ovulation induction to produce multiple eggs for retrieval.
In the case of sperms usage, cryopreservation is also essential. Some men may want to postpone pregnancy by undergoing a vasectomy. Cryopreservation makes this option viable in future. Sperm donation/preservation is too assisted by cryopreservation.
Tests and approval before the storage of eggs, embryos or sperm
HIV, Hepatitis B & C, Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Special consent forms must have to be completed before preceding such method of storage and future usage. It will indicate how long to keep the retrieved material in storage, what to do with the stored material at the event of the death of the concerned or the person becomes debilitated.
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