It is important to understand your storage arrangements at Sunfert.
Storage 10-year time limit
Malaysian Medical Council guidelines state that sperm, eggs, or embryos can be stored for up to five (5) years initially, which can be extended for another five (5) years upon your written request. If you continue payment of your annual storage fees after the first 5 years, we will consider this as a request to continue storage.
After 10 years of storage, if you have not opted to move them to another country with different storage guidelines, we will have to dispose of your sperm, eggs, or embryos.
Good to know:
- The start date for storage of embryos, that have involved previously-stored sperm or eggs, is the date the eggs or sperm were first frozen.
- For example: If you had embryos created in 2020 using sperm frozen in 2018, the 10-year expiry date for the embryos would be in 2028. 10 years after 2018.
- If extended storage is declined, you forget to write in OR the clinic is unable to reach you, your frozen sperm, eggs, embryos, and ovarian tissue will be discarded at expiry.
- The clinic has up to six months to dispose of the material, but it cannot be used after the expiry date even if it has not yet been discarded.
If you wish to discard your frozen material or have concerns about your frozen storage please contact our Finance Executives by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call 603 7622 8688.
Please keep your contact details up to date
We will try to contact you each year to see if you still want to store your sperm, eggs, embryos or tissue. We may discard material if we cannot contact you after 2 years. Storage of your material will be terminated if one of the following events occurs:
- Death or loss of ability to decide
- Should the annual storage fee remain unpaid
It is important that we have you keep us informed of any change to your correspondence address, email or contact details. You can do this by filling in the form below: