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Cryo-bank Services

The cryo-bank of Gryshchenko Clinic-IVF provides services of cryopreservation of embryos, sperm and oocytes.

The effectiveness of treatment can be increased by cryopreservation of those embryos that have not been transferred into the uterus. This service can be resorted to in case of the first attempt failure, as well as if after the birth of a child you will have further reproductive plans. In case of risk of severe ovarian hyperstimulation, cryopreservation of all embryos and their transfer in the following cycles is the only effective method of preventive measures and treatment.

The cost of cryopreservation and transfer of thawed embryos is 3-4 times lower than the cost of the “fresh” cycle, several times lower than the inpatient treatment of severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and ten times lower than the cost of nursing preterm babies born as a result of multiple pregnancies. 

Cryopreservation of embryos and their storage requires preparation and planning of time to ensure maximum efficiency of this procedure. Cryopreservation should be performed within highly restricted time-limits – usually 5-6 days after the puncture.

In the Clinic cryopreservation is performed by the vitrification method (“fast cryopreservation”). 1-2 embryos are cryopreserved in a separate container (“medium”). The most correct way is to cryopreserve one embryo in one medium. In this case, the possibility of thawing odd embryos of good quality is excluded and, if necessary, they can be used in further cycles. In some cases (a scar on the uterus, common diseases, etc.), when for medical reasons it is possible to transfer only one embryo, it is essential to perform cryopreservation exceptionally for one embryo in one container.

Cryopreservation and long-term storage of sperm and oocytes is widely used both with preventives goals and for treatment manipulations. Cryopreservation of sperm is used in cases of severe forms of oligoasthenoteratozoospermia, for sperm cells retrieved from testicular biopsy material and for singular sperm cells while cryptozoospermia. Oocyte cryopreservation, is a method used to save women’s ability to get pregnant in the future. It can be very helpful in case if you have a condition or circumstance that can affect your fertility, in case you need treatment for cancer or another illness that can affect your ability for impregnation, in case you are undergoing in vitro fertilization and you prefer egg freezing to embryo freezing for religious or ethical reasons and also if you wish to preserve younger eggs now for future use (postponed maternity).