March 9, 2018 — At least 2,100 frozen eggs and embryos from between 500 and 600 households have been misplaced after a malfunction final weekend at an egg freezing facility in Cleveland.

There seems to have been an gear failure at a long-term storage tank containing liquid nitrogen on the University Hospitals Fertility Center, NBC News reported.

The failure resulted within the temperature within the tank turning into hotter than it must be, which suggests many of the eggs and embryos within the tank might not be viable, in accordance to Patti DePompei, president, UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital and UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

Some of the eggs and embryos had been saved for many years.

“We don’t know the reasons why yet,” DePompei informed NBC News. “But we do know that the temperature that was measured at a portion of the tank was higher than our acceptable limits.”


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