At Fertility Benidorm we have our own egg or oocyte bank
Oocytes are cells that must be cryogenized and cryopreserved very delicately in order to significantly increase their survival.
Thanks to a technique called vitrification, it has been possible to increase the survival rates of oocytes after thawing.
Vitrification is a technique that consists of freezing a woman’s eggs or oocytes so that she can use them the day she decides to become mother. The oocytes are frozen with cryoprotective substances. To achieve this, they are immersed in liquid nitrogen. In this way, they can be stored for when they are required.
THE CASES IN WICH THE EGGS ARE VITRIFIED ARE:
Women may choose to have an oocyte retrieved so that they are preserved for future use.
In some cases, the patient has been diagnosed with a disease that requires treatment with some aggressive therapy that can seriously damage the quality of her oocytes, such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
On the other hand, more and more women decide to carry out an oocyte extraction since they do not plan to be mothers in the coming years and want to make sure they have their own good quality oocytes for later, since these can be affected by the passage of time.
In both cases, the woman undergoes the first part of an ICSI-IVF treatment, which consists of ovarian stimulation to induce the growth of a greater number of follicles in the ovaries. The liquid of the follicles will be extracted by means of an ovarian puncture, and the mature oocytes will be vitrified for future use by the patient.
It may happen that on the day of the ovarian puncture, the woman or egg donor does not have the necessary seminal sample her partner, so it is decided to vitrify the oocytes to try to obtain it at later time.