Labs and Tissue Banks That Accept Donated Embryos for Research
We have attempted to compile a national list, but laboratory needs and policies change frequently, and thus their acceptance of donated embryos. We hear anecdotally that it is becoming increasingly hard to find a university-affiliated lab that is actively seeking embryos; however, another option is to donate embryos to the infertility clinic lab where they were created. Clinic embryology labs may accept embryos for training and research.
Note that not all laboratories or tissue banks will accept from all states, so you will need to contact each one to ask. If the state where the embryos were created does not allow research on embryos you will likely not be able to donate.
Usually, shipping is paid for by the tissue bank or lab.
Center for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Stanford University School of Medicine
900 Welch Road, Suite 20
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Tasha Kalista email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Not currently accepting donated embryos.
2356 Sutter Street, 1st Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School
Accepts Egg Donations as well