June 19, 2023

Is Embryo Transport Safe?

The Snowflakes Embryo Adoption Program is able to coordinate the transport of your embryos to the referral clinic of your choice.


You may be thinking, “Embryos are fragile! Is it safe to ship them from one IVF lab to another?”


The short answer, yes.

The long answer, embryo transports are closely monitored, shipped in nitrogen-charged tanks, and take place within 24 hours. Let’s break that down.


Closely Monitored: The transport clinic, the receiving clinic, the shipping company, and your Snowflakes Team member monitor embryo transport. Many eyes are following your embryos as they move! Some shipping companies even offer 24/7 temperature monitoring!


Nitrogen Charged Tanks: According to Cryoport,A dry shipper is a specialized shipping tank that is pre-treated with liquid nitrogen. It is rigorously tested before each use, to ensure its ability to keep your samples safely frozen for up to 10 days.” Dry shippers are a standard way to transport embryos. In the unlikely event that there is a delay with your embryo shipment; the tank will keep the embryos frozen for ten days! You can rest assured that your embryos will not thaw during the transportation process.


24-hour period: The majority of embryo shipments take place overnight, or within a 24-hour period. An embryo tank is sent to the original facility, the embryos are packed up, and then the tank is sent to the intended receiving clinic through priority mail. The embryos are typically in the tank for less than 24 hours, ensuring that they remain safely frozen along the say.


Most likely, shipping your adopted embryos is a necessary step in your Snowflakes adoption. But rest assured, Snowflakes walks with you through your entire embryo adoption journey, including the shipment of your embryos!


To learn more about embryo donation and adoption through Snowflakes, visit Snowflakes.org.

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