CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
University Hospitals is in crisis after it discovered more than 2,000 eggs and embryos may have been damaged or destroyed over last weekend.
Between Saturday and Sunday, one of the fertility clinic’s egg and embryo liquid nitrogen storage tanks began to warm up, triggering the situation.
On Thursday, UH officials issued the following statement:
We are investigating a recent incident at our Fertility Clinic involving an unexpected temperature fluctuation with the tissue storage bank where eggs and embryos are stored in liquid nitrogen. At this time, we don’t yet know the viability of these eggs and embryos.
We have initiated an investigation to identify the cause of this event. We are bringing in independent experts to ensure we understand all aspects of this occurrence and do everything possible to address the situation.
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