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I have heard that freezing embryos causes damage. Why do you do so many frozen embryo transfers?

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Freezing embryos using a traditional “slow-dunk” method can damage them, and the thaw-survival rate can be lower than 50%. Our lab at New Hope Fertility Center was one of the first in the U.S. to use a flash-freezing technique called vitrification. The use of vitrification for human embryos was pioneered by the Kato Clinic in Japan, with which we are proud to be affiliated. With this technique, ice crystals do not form during the freezing process, leaving no damage to the embryos when they are thawed. Our frozen embryo survival rate is as high as 98%.

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To expand on this, using frozen embryos allows us to better time your transfer for optimal results as well as run all the genetic screening tests that you may want.
 

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