A serious illness is a heavy blow to every person. The priority is to regain health and to remain that way. For this, a person must often undergo operations, chemotherapy or radiation treatments. These can have detrimental effects on the functioning of the ovaries or testes. Therefore, a patient may have problems conceiving a child after such treatments. For this reason, it may be useful to have one’s egg cells or sperm cells frozen prior to such treatments. This is regulated by law and is available without a time limit to patients with oncological diseases.
IMPORTANT: Treatments usually commence soon after it is discovered that an individual has a serious disease. Therefore, there is usually only a short window of opportunity during which cells can be extracted for storage. We hope that in the future, individuals affected will be notified of this possibility by the attending doctors in a timely manner.