Gametes (sperm and eggs) and embryos can be frozen, and subsequently stored for extended periods of time, to allow these cells to be used at a later date. Cryopreservation is not a new science, and like many techniques used in the laboratory, technological improvements have expanded the number of options available to patients.
For those who wish to store their preserved embryos, eggs, or sperm long-term, The Fertility Center of New Mexico will assist you in coordinating transportation to an accredited, long-term storage facility as we typically do not store cryopreserved fertility materials for extended periods of time.
Individuals who are interested in preserving their reproductive cells (sperm, eggs, embryos) for an intended future use must complete additional testing and consents before the reproductive cells can be cryopreserved.
The Fertility Center of New Mexico will help coordinate long-term storage with the appropriate facility. The patient will initiate the process.