Egg, Embryos, and Sperm Freezing Storage at TRIOOften people wonder about the annual fee for eggs, embryos, and sperm storage (also known as cryopreservation). We know that safe and secure storage is essential for your peace of mind — and future fertility options. Our on-site lab, where your precious materials are stored, is one of the most sophisticated in the country. When you use TRIO to store your eggs, embryos, and/or sperm, you receive the highest level of safety and security in a state-of-the-art facility.
Pay for StorageTo pay for your annual storage fees for eggs, embryos, and/or sperm, please click on the button below, then:
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- If you don’t have a PayPal account, click on the “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” button at the bottom.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if there is a power outage?
Our storage tanks are filled with liquid nitrogen, which has an extremely low temperature. The tanks are not controlled by electricity, so there is no power to fail. The only electrical component on the tanks is the alarm, and these are equipped with backup battery power. Our team checks the tanks every day to ensure that they are at the optimal level to keep the gametes frozen.
How do you identify each patient’s egg, embryos, and/or sperm?
At TRIO we have a sophisticated barcoding system, as well as a unique identification number for each patient. Barcode labels with these unique identification numbers are used on all dishes and tubes that come into contact with eggs, embryos and sperm — and everything is verified by scanning before freezing and thawing to ensure accuracy.
Are the eggs, embryos and/or sperm monitored 24/7?
Yes! Our storage facilities adhere to the strictest standards: they are precisely temperature-controlled and monitored at all times — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our lab director and embryology team monitor the storage facilities throughout the day, and each storage tank is equipped with a sophisticated alarm designed to alert the team day or night to any shifts in temperature.
How long can my eggs, embryos, or sperm be stored?
Theoretically, they can be stored indefinitely. The freezing process we use at TRIO keeps the cells safe for a long, long time.
Does that mean I’ll be paying for storage forever?
As long as your eggs, embryos or sperm are stored at TRIO there will be annual storage fees.
From Our Team
“Here in the lab, we feel like we're your first babysitters. Like all good babysitters, we’re here to make sure your eggs, sperm and embryos stay healthy, safe and secure.”