The Emory Reproductive Center offers patients an outstanding Cryopreservation Program that freezes and stores embryos for future use.
IVF treatment can sometimes result in the production of more embryos than can be safely transferred to a patient at one time. Implantation of an excessive number of embryos can also increase the risk of multiple births. In addition, freezing, thawing and using the excess embryos at a later date can sometimes prevent the need to undergo another treatment cycle and egg retrieval, which reduces cost, time and patient stress.
At the Emory Reproductive Center, 30 percent to 40 percent of the women undergoing oocyte (egg) retrieval have excess embryos of sufficient quality to warrant freezing and storage. The quality of the embryo cryopreservation program at Emory is reflected in the pregnancy rates achieved with frozen embryo transfer.