One of the most commonly asked questions is, “How do we transport our frozen embryo/s, eggs or sperm if you were to continue your fertility journey with A/Prof. Cooper?”
We understand the IVF process can be challenging, and the last thing you need to worry about is changing clinics, handover of treatment records and the shipping of your embryos, eggs or sperm. Our top priority is to ensure a smooth transition with minimal disruption and your precious cargos are handled with meticulous care from clinic to clinic, safely and securely.
How do I get started?
Once we received your confirmation to continue treatment with A/Prof. Cooper, City Fertility Clinic will be in touch to guide you through the embryo import documentation process. At this stage, you will need to contact Genea or your current clinic and complete the necessary release forms with them. CFC will then notify the lab who coordinates the rest, including transportation and storage.
A/Prof. Cooper’s admin team is always ready to provide assistance for a seamless transition between clinics. Our priority is to ensure that our patients feel looked after and supported in every stage of the process and to answer any questions you have during the treatment.
How long does it take to transfer my embryo across?
Time required for the process may range from 3 to 8 weeks, depending on how quickly your current clinic respond to your request and the availability of cryoshipping services.
Is it safe?
Yes, transportation of frozen embryos and sperm is extremely safe and secure. Sperm, eggs and embryos are safely transported between clinics on a regular basis. Scientists use a specifically designed transport canister to ensure all sperm/eggs/embryos are protected and maintained at appropriate liquid nitrogen temperature.
You can be assured that their welfare will be in the very capable hands of a specialised medical transport company whilst they are travelling between the two clinics.
What are the costs involved for transporting my embryo?
Transportation of your embryo for the purpose to start treatment immediately will be waived by CFC within the first six months starting from May 2020. However, please factor in various admin fees chargeable by Genea or your current clinic for transportation and the release of your medical records.
If you are not planning to start treatment within the next 6 months, we suggest not to move your frozen embryo/s, egg/s or sperm speculatively. Just like any other clinic, you will be charged storage fee if longer term storage is required to keep your unused/ frozen gamete/s, egg/s, and sperm safe and secure.
Further information will be provided upon your confirmation to switch clinic.
Using your frozen gametes from another clinic for fertility treatment
Frozen gametes can be transferred to City Fertility Clinic so that you can start fertility treatment there straight away or kept stored in readiness for when you want to try again.
City Fertility Clinic’s highly experienced embryologist will thaw your frozen gametes in the same way as the fertility centre where they were originally frozen.
Do I have to attend all required blood tests and cycle monitoring at City Fertility Centre while on treatment?
No. Off-site monitoring can be arranged with our partnering pathology and ultrasound imaging provider in various locations for your convenience. Please let us know in advance if you require off-site monitoring
I’m ready to go/ I need more information
Call and speak to one of our helpful staff on 02 9233 3546
Send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org and A/Prof. Cooper’s team will be in touch.