Our hearts go out to the patients and staff of the fertility centers in Ohio and California who were involved in the catastrophic events regarding storage tank failures. It is unfortunate that even in this age of highly sophisticated technology and routine maintenance inspections, equipment can fail, whether it be elevators, cars, computers, pacemakers, and so on.
At our own facility, we will continue to maintain our storage units as safely and securely as possible and do everything in our power to prevent a similar catastrophe.
In addition, our society, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), has put together a team of leading experts to review the facts surrounding the incidents and will make appropriate recommendations. We look forward to receiving this information.
Should you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Dr. Charles E. Miller & staff
March 26, 2018