CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A California fertility clinic says thousands of frozen eggs and embryos may have been damaged after a storage tank malfunctioned.
It's the second such failure at a U.S. clinic in a matter of days.
The incident is similar to the malfunction at University Hospital in Cleveland. More than 2,000 frozen eggs and embryos may have been damaged due to a faulty refrigerator.
The hospital issued an apology after the unexplained malfunction caused temperatures inside the storage tank to rise.
The hospital has set up a hotline (216-286-9740). The line is staffed by nurse professionals from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.