CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
High-profile women’s civil rights attorney, Gloria Allred will hold a news conference in Cleveland on behalf of three cancer survivors who lost eggs as a result of a freezer failure at University Hospitals.
Originally it was believed 2,000 eggs and embryos were impacted but it now appears the number is closer to 4,000.
Between Saturday and Sunday, one of the fertility clinic’s eggs and embryo liquid nitrogen storage tanks began to warm up, triggering the situation.
Allred is representing three cancer survivors from Pittsburgh who say their lost eggs dashed their dreams of having a child.
“The women had undergone painful fertility treatments after they were diagnosed with cancer and delayed their chemotherapy in hopes of having a child. Now that their eggs have been compromised or destroyed, it is unlikely that they will ever be able to have a biological child,” according to the release.
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