Embryo and Sperm Storage

Embryo storage

This section is for patients with frozen stored embryos.

If you currently have embryos in storage that you no longer wish to keep for your own treatment, you have the following options:

1) To dispose of the frozen embryos

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) Destroy embryos consent form (EMB-CO=000151V2).

Please note, to dispose of the embryos 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).

 2) 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).

Sperm storage

This section is for patients with frozen stored sperm

If you currently have sperm in storage that you no longer wish to keep, you can give your consent to have it disposed.

To dispose the sperm you will need to complete the following consent form:

Please note, to dispose of the sperm we will require your signature and a copy of a form of photo ID (driving licence, passport).

Return of forms

PLEASE POST ALL CONSENT FORMS BACK TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:

Embryology
CRM
UHCW NHS Trust
Clifford Bridge Road
Coventry
CV2 2DX