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

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

Authors:
Practice Committees of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
Volume 98, Issue 1 , Pages e3-e5, July 2012

Abstract:
All in vitro fertilization (IVF) 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 2011.

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