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Ohio Fertility Clinic Says 4,000 Eggs And Embryos Destroyed When Freezer Failed

The hospital system said its investigation suggested that the problems may have been caused by human error, mechanical failure or both. "We failed our fertility clinic patients," said its CEO.
The temperature in a cryogenic tank at a fertility clinic in suburban Cleveland fluctuated earlier this month, rendering some 4,000 eggs and embryos nonviable. Source: Lluis Gene

An Ohio fertility clinic said that the remote alarm system on its storage tank was turned off, so it didn't know that the temperature had fluctuated, and that the consequences were worse than it initially thought — all 4,000 eggs and embryos in the cryofreezer are likely nonviable.

to affected patients on Tuesday, the University Hospitals health care system wrote: "[W]e have determined that the total number of

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