Embryos are frozen and stored at temperatures cooler than -150°C. And you thought that Minnesota winters were cold....
Obviously a lunch cooler would not be able to maintain these types of conditions.
Thankfully there are a handful of companies that specialize in the frozen shipping of biologics (yay!), and will do so for a handsome fee (boo!), that our old clinic offered to pay for (yay!).
All of our eggs are safely in the "basket" of the new clinic.