Any eggs collected from you at our clinics in Cambridge, Norwich or Wickford, that are suitable for freezing, will be stored at your chosen clinic. The standard storage period allowed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) is a maximum of 10 years, although women in certain circumstances may be able to store their eggs for up to 55 years. For example, when the woman is at risk of becoming prematurely infertile through medical treatments such as chemotherapy.
If your eggs are frozen and stored at the clinic, we’ll contact you every year and ask you to confirm your wishes for the next 12 months. If you wish to continue storage with us, there is an annual storage fee to pay.
When the time comes for you to use your stored eggs, they will be thawed and inseminated with sperm. We’ll then transfer the resulting embryos to you, using the same procedure as in a conventional IVF embryo transfer.
Find out more about egg freezing.