At Boston Place we use a process called ‘vitrification’ to freeze sperm, eggs and embryos.
Vitrification involves much more rapid cooling than other less advanced methods of freezing, and it prevents ice crystals from forming. This preserves the quality of the cells and improves the chances of success when they are thawed.
You may need to store sperm for fertility preservation before certain medical procedures, or in the course of a fertility treatment cycle:
Sperm that is donated for other couples or individuals to use also has to be vitrified and quarantined, while all the appropriate donor screening tests are conducted. The sperm is not released for use until all test results come back and are clear.