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Compassionate Transfer/Disposal Ceremony for Embryo Disposal

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Creating a Family

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Compassionate Transfer, Disposal Ceremony, or Other Ways to Find Closure for Infertility Patients with Unused Frozen Embryos.  Couples with unused frozen embryos must decide what to do with these embryos once they finish fertility treatment.  For some, donating to another family or research or simply thawing and disgarding are not comfortable options.  Those couples often seek some form of closure to their years struggling to have a family and a way to honor these embryos in the process.  Our guests to talk about compassionate transfers and other ways patients have found closure are Dr. Kristen Wright chief Reproductive Endocrinologist at the Reproductive Science Center of New England’s New Hampshire fertility clinics and former Assistant Professor of reproductive endocrinology and infertility; and Patricia Sachs, Clinical Social Worker and infertility counselor at Shady Grove Fertility. IVF, infertility treatment, frozen embryos, disposing of  frozen embryos, embryo disposition, embryo donation, embryo adoption, donating embryos to research