SEBNJ is ready to undertake the transfer and storage of your Reproductive Cell(s) and Tissue* to SEBNJ as per the protocol requirements set forth below:
It will be necessary to contact the current facility that is storing your Reproductive Cell(s) and Tissue* prior to the transfer.
You must allow sufficient time for both SEBNJ and your current facility to process all documents
and schedule a smooth transfer.
All Client Depositors must provide laboratory test results for "High Risk" infectious diseases as defined by the FDA prior to the transfer and cryostorage of Reproductive Cell(s) and Tissue* at SEBNJ (see listing below).
The mandatory testing allows for the segregation of the vials/straws holding the Reproductive Cell(s) and Tissue* of serologically negative Client(s) from serologically positive Client(s).
This represents a "Risk Management" procedure implemented, as a safety precaution to prevent cross contamination between individual Client Depositors' cryopreserved Reproductive Cell(s) and Tissue* to be stored at SEBNJ.
The following laboratory testing (see listing) is mandatory for each gamete donor. The laboratory testing must have been completed not more than 30 days prior to the cryopreservation of reproductive cell(s) and tissue*. Alternatively, all testing may be performed any time before the Reproductive Cell(s) and Tissue* are transferred to SEBNJ:
RPR (Syphilis Serology)
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
Hepatitis B Core Antibody
Hepatitis C Virus Antibody
Additional testing and quarantine may be required for embryo(s) produced using an egg donor and/or a sperm donor (inquire for specific details).
The Gamete Donor(s) are required to complete and submit the following prior to transport and transfer (these forms are available at SEBNJ).
Request for Storage and Attestation for Origin of the Cryopreserved Reproductive Cell(s) and Tissue*
Request and Consent for Transfer and Waiver of Tissue Suitability.
Final Agreement for Cryostorage.
In addition, it is the responsibility of the Bailor and Co-Bailor to request the release (to SEBNJ) of the following documents from the current facility holding the Reproductive Cell(s) and Tissue* to obtain authorization from SEBNJ prior to the transport/transfer:
Credit Card Authorization
A copy of the cryopreservation data such as
(a) when the Reproductive Cell(s) and Tissue* were cryopreserved
(b) the date of freezing (c) labeling information to ID the vial(s)/straw(s) and/or cane. In addition, the freezing and thawing protocol from the harvesting/freezing facility must be provided to SEBNJ prior to the transfer/transport of the reproductive cell(s) and tissue*.
Copies for the mandatory laboratory testing, for gamete donors, performed by the harvesting/freezing facility must be submitted to SEBNJ prior to the transfer. If no results are available, the laboratory testing will be performed on the gamete donor(s) prior to the transfer. Diagnostic laboratory testing will be based on current Tissue Bank requirements and be performed by a CLIA licensed and FDA registered laboratory using FDA approved tests.
A copy of a valid state license, if applicable, or a valid accreditation certificate and/or a valid certificate from a federal regulatory agency, for the harvesting/freezing facility. For specimens collected or harvested in New York State, a valid New York State Department of Health Tissue Bank License is necessary, unless a transfer order for specimens has been issued to SEBNJ by a Federal or State Health Department or agency or by a court order. SEBNJ will not initiate or accept the transfer of any vial(s) and/or straw(s) without the receipt of all completed and signed documents and results for laboratory testing. Documents may be mailed, emailed or faxed prior to the transfer. The payment for the first year's storage is due on the day of the transfer, (see fee schedule for details).
SEBNJ will not initiate or accept the transfer of any vial(s) and/or straw(s) without the receipt of all completed and signed documents and results for laboratory testing. Documents may be mailed, emailed or faxed prior to the transfer.