Something odd happened when the Alabama Supreme Court ruled in favor of personhood for embryos. All the couriers that use FedEx stopped shipping to/from Alabama.

The Alabama Supreme Court Decision to on personhood of embryos nearly shut down all IVF in the state of Alabama… but also has prevented many IVF patients from transferring their embryos and other reproductive tissue such as eggs and sperm to other clinics due to the risk of legal suit for wrongful death should there be an issue.

So what did we learn about shipping embryos as a result of this personhood ruling?

Something odd happened when the Alabama Supreme Court ruled in favor of personhood for embryos. All the couriers that use FedEx, stopped shipping to/from Alabama.

Why is that?
The answer? Common couriers like FedEx, UPS, and the USPS have policies in place that state they do not ship embryos.

So if a IVF company uses one of the common couriers listed (or a 3rd party shipping company uses them) when shipping embryos, they would be in violation of this policy.
And if a shipment should fail (which they do every year using these couriers), then all the companies involved could potentially be found negligent… and thus could also potentially see a wrongful death suit.

Even though Alabama appears to be rectifying the personhood laws, the question we should be asking is… why are clinics shipping embryos with companies that used FedEx/UPS/USPS when their policies clearly state they can’t? And won’t they be found negligent if there is a shipping failure, even if there isn’t a wrongful death suit to follow?

At IVF CRYO, we’ve reduced the risk of shipping by 98% and have all but eliminated the risk of moving precious embryos, oocytes, and sperm.
We only use medical couriers to transfer IVF tissue like Human Embryos, Eggs, and Sperm which has no limitations or policies preventing the transfer.
And we have transferred over 1 million tissue devices over a period of 15 years using our model without a single failure.

Want to learn more about how we can help your organization reduce risk, provide a better service to your patients, and increase their overall revenue/margin of shipping?
Contact us today at info@IVFCRYO.com or visit our website at www.IVFCRYO.com


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IVFCRYO is a premium cryogenic service business specifically created and tailored to help the fertility industry mitigate the risk of specimen loss. Initially acting as a cryogenic consulting company to help advise clients on best practices, IVFCRYO has grown and expanded it’s product line to provide full service “EVERYTHING-CRYO” for the IVF industry. These services now include Specimen Shipping, Tissue Storage, Cryogenic Facility Design, Consulting, and Cryogenic Services such as Cryo-Equipment Sales/Distribution, Repairs, and Maintenance.

When IVFCRYO was created, thousands of reproductive tissue specimens (embryos, eggs, and sperm) were being lost or damaged throughout the fertility industry each year. The IVFCRYO mission at that time was simply to provide an expert voice to the discussion and help friends/business partners prevent these types of events with the very specific cryogenic fertility knowledge that makes IVFCRYO so special.

While advising hundreds of IVF fertility centers, it became very evident that the services IVFCRYO recommended didn’t exist in a way that was user-friendly, client-centric, and truly solved the problems that
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