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Change in the Law Relating to Storage Period for Gametes and Embryos

From 1 July 2022, all patients can store their eggs, sperm and embryos for their own treatment for up to 55 years, providing they reconsent every 10 years. Donors can store their eggs or sperm for use up to 55 years and do not need to renew their consent; and providing patients consent to their sperm, eggs or embryos being used in the event of their death, they can remain in storage for up to 10 years from the date they pass away.

Video regarding the change in law and consent can be viewed here. Helpful information for NHS and self funded patients regarding cryo storage of gametes/embryos can be found here