Embryo and Sperm Storage

This section is for patients with frozen stored embryos. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the embryology team on StorageExpiry@uhcw.nhs.uk

If you currently have embryos in storage that are expiring and you would like to extend storage or you no longer wish to continue with storage, you have the following three options:

CONTINUE IN STORAGE

If you wish to continue the storage of your embryos, you must complete Renewal Consent Form HFEA RNE (TP). This consent form can be downloaded and printed here.

Please print, complete and return this form by email to StorageExpiry@uhcw.nhs.uk or by post to:

Embryology Team (Expiry)

Centre for Reproductive Medicine

UHCW NHS Trust

Clifford Bridge Road

Coventry

CV2 2DX

Please note we will require BOTH partners’ signatures. We can only accept original ink signatures (not electronic).

There will continue to be an annual storage fee for embryo storage as indicated in our current price list. This can be found here.

DISPOSE EMBRYOS

This can understandably be a very difficult decision to make. You can always discuss your feelings and thoughts with one of our supportive counsellors. An appointment can be made by emailing uhcwfcs@uhcs.nhs.uk

If you wish to dispose of the frozen embryos, please complete the following two consent forms.

a) Embryo disposal tick-list (EMB-CO-000158V3) confirming your wish to dispose of the embryos

b) Embryo Disposal consent form (EMB-CO=000151V2)

Please note, for this option we will require BOTH partners’ signatures and a copy of a form of photo ID (driving licence, passport) for each. We can only accept original ink signatures (not electronic).

TO DONATE THE FROZEN EMBRYOS TO RESEARCH

Before deciding to donate your frozen embryos to research, you will need to read this information sheet which explains what the embryos are likely to be used for if they are donated to research.

If you wish to donate your embryos to research, please complete the following two consent forms:

a) Embryo disposal tick-list (EMB-CO-000158V3) confirming your wish to donate the embryos to research

b) Donate research (EMB-CO-000034V7)

Please note, to donate the embryos to research we will require BOTH partners’ signatures and a copy of a form of photo ID (driving licence, passport) for each. We can only accept original ink signatures (not electronic).

If you require further information or clarification or any form sent to you via email, please do not hesitate to contact the embryology team either by email to StorageExpiry@uhcw.nhs.uk or by telephone 02476 968876.