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IVF Baby Born From 21-Year-Old Frozen Sperm, Ties World Record

Charlotte new dad, 38, froze sperm at 16 before chemotherapy that cured his leukemia. At the age of 13, Chris Biblis, now 38, was treated for leukemia from age 13 to 18. In 1987, at 16, his family encouraged him to freeze his sperm, even though no treatment for male infertility was available at the time. Over 21 years later the fertility specialists of Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte (REACH) herald the successful birth of a baby girl March 4 who was conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) at their laboratory with sperm frozen for over two decades. This ties the world record for the longest-frozen sperm used to create a baby with IVF and is a great example of how banking irreplaceable human cells (such as stem cells from cord blood and other sources) can be one of the best decisions an individual can make.

Charlotte new dad, 38, froze sperm at 16 before chemotherapy that cured his leukemia. At the age of 13, Chris Biblis, now 38, was treated for leukemia from age 13 to 18. In 1987, at 16, his family encouraged him to freeze his sperm, even though no treatment for male infertility was available at the time. Over 21 years later the fertility specialists of Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte (REACH) herald the successful birth of a baby girl March 4 who was conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) at their laboratory with sperm frozen for over two decades. This ties the world record for the longest-frozen sperm used to create a baby with IVF and is a great example of how banking irreplaceable human cells (such as stem cells from cord blood and other sources) can be one of the best decisions an individual can make.

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