Cryo preservation

The Farah Hospital seeks to offer medical services of the highest international standards for its patients. We are often faced with the issue of surplus embryos, at which point The Farah Hospital's team is ready to advise the couple: What should we do with these surplus embryos? Would you prefer freezing them? The advice depends on the number of embryos, their category, and location of the couple's residence. If surplus embryos were from first or second category cells, we advise the couple to resort to freezing. But, if surplus embryos are of the third or fourth category, we don't recommend freezing, as embryos won't tolerate the freezing process.

What are the benefits of freezing embryos?

a) In case your operation succeeded and you wish to repeat the process once again, all you need is a brief visit to the centre to transfer the frozen embryos, and your husband's presence is not necessary in that case.
b)In case your previous operation did not succeed, you can come back to transfer frozen embryos at a later time, without repeating all the previous stages.
C) The process of freezing embryos is of great value when the husbands circumstances are involved , where he may be committed to a job that does not permit him to travel or visit the center, whereby the wife needs only
to visit the hospital to transfer embryos.

The centre strives to create a freezing unit in its laboratories in order to decrease the physical, emotional and financial strain caused by the experience, since couples do not have to pay for previous stages of egg extraction, hormone injections, and laboratory tests. As for frozen embryos' transfer charges, it is far more economical compared to other steps of the project.

The centre keeps frozen embryos for years, as long the couple request it, and as long as they are still married, or if either or both pass away.

Sperm Freezing

The Assisted Reproductive team at The Farah Hospital takes pride in being the first to introduce the Freezing Sperm Program in Jordan. This idea became a reality for various important reasons:

First: Some young men are subject to testiclular diseases that require chemical treatment and/or radiation treatment which may result in dryness of testicle tissues and their seizing to function. In some cases orchidectomy (removal of testicles) may be required and in such cases sperms can be collected and stored prior to such procedures or treatments in order to later use if the couple wish to conceive.

Second: Some husbands cannot remain with their wives for extended periods of time due to hard work conditions and they may need to travel abroad. In such cases sperm are stored and used when needed.

Third: Some husbands are unable to give the sample when needed to fertilize the egg. In these cases, sperm can be collected and stored beforehand to be used if the husband is unable to provide new samples when needed.

Fourth: If there is an occlusion in the spermatic cord which prevents sperm from flowing outside and causes retention in the epididymis. In this case we resort to obtaining sufficient sperm liquid using a syringe, where the required amount is used and the extra amount is frozen to be used when needed for another pregnancy. This freezing process helps save the husband a lot of hassle as he may need other operations, in addition to saving on financial costs.