Recommendations for development of an emergency plan for in vitro fertilization programs A committee opinion

Capsule:
All in vitro fertilization programs and clinics should have plans for the protection of fresh and cryopreserved human tissue and continuation of patient care in the event of an emergency or natural disaster.

Authors:
Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Volume 105, Issue 5, Pages e11-e13

Abstract:
All in vitro fertilization programs and clinics should have a plan to protect fresh and cryopreserved human tissue (embryos, oocytes, sperm) and to provide for continuation of patient care in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. This document was reviewed and affirmed by the Practice Committee in 2015.

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