Shady Grove Fertility is proud to announce a new partnership with Embryo Options. Through this partnership, SGF patients will have access to an easy, streamlined online bill payment system for cryopreserved embryos, eggs, and sperm, as well as educational resources when considering future options for these cryopreserved embryos, eggs, and sperm.
Patients cryopreserve embryos, eggs, or sperm in order to use them in subsequent assisted reproductive technology treatment cycles. While some patients may ultimately use all previously frozen embryos, eggs, and/or sperm, others are left with a difficult choice regarding the future of these specimens: what to do with unused embryos, eggs, or sperm?
- NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show: “What to do with Unused Frozen Embryos?”
Through SGF’s partnership with Embryo Options, patients have a single source to help navigate future decisions. These choices include how to discontinue storage, thaw and use, or donation for research.
- The Washington Post: “Fertility medicine brings babies—and tough decisions,”
Embryo Options is committed to keeping patients’ records and financial information strictly confidential using the highest level of data encryption available. Embryo Options offers a HIPAA-compliant, secure online website for cryopreserved embryos, eggs, and sperm.
Your Peace of Mind Matters – Our Highest Priority
The physical storage of all embryos, eggs, and sperm remains within the highly-controlled laboratory environment at Shady Grove Fertility—nothing changes. Our embryology laboratories are accredited by The Joint Commission, and the Ambulatory Surgical Centers are accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC). These accreditations symbolize excellence, experience, and professionalism—qualities we embrace on a daily basis. Redundant safeguards and quality control protocols are in place at every step of the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process including cryopreservation and storage. As always, ensuring the safety of our patients and their embryos, eggs, and sperm is our highest priority.
To inquire further about Embryo Options or to schedule a new patient appointment at Shady Grove Fertility, please call our New Patient Center at 877-971-7755.