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Family donates embryos after freezer malfunction

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Family donates embryos after freezer fail. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on March 14, 2018. (WPVI)

A family in Ohio made the donation of life after hearing that hundreds of patients lost their embryos to a freezer malfunction.

Niki and Brian Schaefer credit their fertility doctor for giving them their two children.

A freezer malfunction at University Hospitals in Cleveland over the weekend left 2,000 eggs and embryos in a questionable state.

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The Schaefers decided to donate their four remaining embryos to one of the affected families.

"This process is the answer to the prayers of people who just want a family," Niki Schaefer said.

The malfunction is affecting more than 700 patients.

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