150 women on the waiting list after a temporary closure, ivf-laboratory, UMC Utrecht
Photo: Hollandse Hoogte
A further 66 women have to wait until they can start their fertility treatment in the ivf laboratory at UMC Utrecht.
Previously, 84 women told that their treatment was delayed; the AD says that there are now 150.
It comes to patients of the UMC, but also four closely located hospitals to that of the lab use. Women who have already started with hormoonsimulatie are the only ones that are currently being helped. The UMC let them know that they can’t yet say who will be given priority if the lab is open.
The hospital let us know that it is still at least five weeks it will take before the treatments start again.
27 december it became known that in the fertilization of oocytes of 26 women as possible, the sperm of the male of another pair are used.
This means there is a chance that women will become pregnant are hit with the seed of another man. The UMC argued that that chance is small, but could not completely exclude. The treatments were then discontinued.
“We find it atrocious that this happened and life is very involved with the engaged couples,” writes the St. Antonius Hospital, that for fertility treatments interacts with the ivf-lab at the UMC Utrecht. “They are by the UMCU informed and we are ready for them to be as good as possible, to assist where possible.”