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Embryo, Egg, Sperm Cryo-Tank Assurance

With the recent news of embryo cryo-storage tank malfunctions at multiple fertility care centers within the last week, we at MCRM Fertility would like to assure our patients and prospective patients that we are remaining on top of the situation and being proactive.  At this time, we clearly don’t know all of the details related to the recent malfunctions that occurred in San Francisco and Cleveland; however, we are reaching out to our sources to stay abreast of reliable information.  We will also review any recommendations that may be made by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) as a result of these events.


Regarding embryo cryo-storage tanks housed and maintained by MCRM Fertility, we can assure you that all of our state-of-the-art tanks are continuously monitored, 24 hours a day. Our systems utilize a series of techniques and monitoring methods that include regular visual inspections as well as a remote monitoring technology that has a series of alarms and notifications to the staff. There have been no irregularities noted with any of our storage tanks and no damage to preserved tissues.




Peter M. Ahlering, MD

Medical Director