Ohio Fertility Clinic Says 4,000 Eggs And Embryos Destroyed When Freezer Failed

The temperature in a cryogenic tank at a fertility clinic in suburban Cleveland fluctuated earlier this month, rendering some 4,000 eggs and embryos nonviable.

The hospital said its investigation suggested that the problems may have been caused by human error, mechanical failure, or both. “We failed our fertility clinic patients,” said its CEO.

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