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Frozen More Than 24 Years, Born Perfectly Healthy!

What once sounded like science fiction became reality when a 26-year-old gave birth to an embryo frozen for more than 24 years, and it happened right here in East Tennessee! In fact, she was our patient! In late 2017, Tina Gibson gave birth to baby Emma Wren, delivering the world's longest-frozen embryo to successfully come to birth. Tina and her husband Benjamin were embryo-receiving parents through the National Embryo Donation Center and had their frozen embryo transfer (FET) performed through us. This story made global headlines and was featured on Good Morning America! We're so happy for the entire Gibson family!

Dear Autumn, Thank you so much for your help during our time with Dr. Keenan. We are so grateful for the opportunity to become parents. You were always attentive and helpful in answering all of our questions and concerns. I know you will continue to touch many lives. K.S., Knoxville, TN
~ K.S., Knoxville, TN