June 19, 2023

Is Embryo Transport Safe?


The Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program facilitates the safe transport of your embryos to the referral clinic of your choice.

You might wonder, "Aren't embryos fragile? Is it secure to ship them from one IVF lab to another?"

The brief answer is yes, and here's why:

Closely Monitored

The entire process of embryo transport is closely monitored. The transport clinic, receiving clinic, shipping company, and your dedicated Snowflakes Team member keep a vigilant eye on the movement of your embryos. Some shipping companies even provide 24/7 temperature monitoring to ensure optimal conditions.

Nitrogen Charged Tanks

Embryos are shipped in specialized dry shippers treated with liquid nitrogen. These tanks undergo rigorous testing before each use, ensuring the safe preservation of your samples for up to 10 days. In the rare event of a shipment delay, the tank will keep the embryos frozen, offering a secure method of transport without the risk of thawing.

24-Hour Period

The majority of embryo shipments occur overnight or within a 24-hour period. A dry shipper is dispatched to the original facility, where the embryos are carefully packed. The tank is then sent to the intended receiving clinic via priority mail. The embryos typically spend less than 24 hours in transit, guaranteeing they remain safely frozen throughout the process.

Shipping your adopted embryos is often a necessary step in your Snowflakes adoption journey. Be assured that Snowflakes provides comprehensive support throughout the entire process, including the secure shipment of your embryos.

To delve deeper into embryo donation and adoption through Snowflakes, visit Snowflakes.org.

By Sage Vincent

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