Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hurricane embryo rescue

While we in New England had some affects from Hurricane Sandy, NY & NJ got walloped.  You've probably seen on TV video of patients in hospitals being evacuated due to no power.  But what about frozen embryos in storage there?  Or them women who were supposed to be having their egg retrieval when the storm hit or in the following days?  It honestly never crossed my mind until a fellow infertile shared this news story.  What an amazing staff!  And moreover, this wasn't the first time embryos have been rescued from disaster.  Read this cool story about a baby born from an embryo rescued during Hurricane Katrina.


Toni Rapp said...

I had tears in my eyes when I read this story. The doctors and nurses went above and beyond. Such compassion.

Rebecca said...

I was actually wondering about it myself when I noticed that two NYC hospitals had to be evacuated.

JJ said...

Wow -- that gave me chills to read! Thank you for sharing!