Saving Embryos in the Wake of Sandy

Jamie Grifo

There is a heartwarming story on ABC News today. Jamie Grifo, M.D., director of NYU Fertility, and his staff saved the fertility clinic's incubated embryos in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

The Manhattan fertility clinic lost power on Monday night, and their generator ran out of gas Tuesday morning. As the embryos began to coll, the doctor and his staff hoisted fuel up the stairwell to the generator in order to buy enough time to transfer the embryos into liquic nitrogen. 

Dr. Grifo also took a patient who arrived for an egg retrieval across town to a colleague's office in order to continue with the procedure. Other patients were also scheduled at clinics around the city in order to salvage their in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles.

If you are considering egg freezing or any type of fertility procedure, this is the kind of dedication and commitment to success you want from your fertility doctor and fertility clinic.

November 1, 2012
Posted by Leigh Ann Woodruff
 

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