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To remove or convey from one place or person to another. The removal of a case from one court to another court within the same system where it might have been instituted. An act of the parties, or of the law, by which the title to property is conveyed from one person to another.

Transfer encompasses the sale and every other method, direct or indirect, of (1) disposing of property or an interest therein or possession thereof; or (2) fixing a lien (a charge against property to secure a debt) absolutely or conditionally, voluntarily or involuntarily, with or without judicial proceedings, in the form of a conveyance, sale, payment, pledge, lien, mortgage, gift, or otherwise. The term transfer has a general meaning and can include the act of giving property by will.

Transfer is the comprehensive term used by the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)—a body of law adopted by the states that governs mercantile transactions—to describe the act that passes an interest in an instrument (a written legal document) from one person to another.


n. 1) the movement of property from one person or entity to another. 2) passage of title to property from the owner to another person. 3) a piece of paper given to allow a person or shipment to continue travel.


verb assign, bequeath, bestow, carry, conner, consign, deed, deliver, deliver over, demise, devolve, forward, grant, hand on, pass, pass on, remove, send, shift, traducere, transferre, transmit, transmittere, transport
Associated concepts: transfer an interest
See also: abalienate, assignment, attorn, banish, bear, cargo, carriage, cede, cession, confer, consign, consignment, convert, conveyance, copy, deed, defect, delegate, delivery, demise, deport, devise, devolution, devolve, dispatch, dispensation, displace, disposition, exchange, give, grant, impart, move, reassign, refer, relegate, remand, removal, remove, replace, replacement, sale, send, subrogation, supplant, transmit, transmittal, transport, yield


to make over to another rights in or interests over property; sometimes the term is used as a noun to denote the instrument by which this is effected.

TRANSFER, cont. The act by which the owner of a thing delivers it to another person, with the intent of passing the rights which he has in it to the latter.
     2. It is a rule founded on the plainest dictates of common sense, adopted in all systems of law, that no one can transfer a right to another which he has not himself: nemo plus juris ad alienum transfers potest quam ipse habet. Dig. 50, 17, 54 10 Pet. 161, 175; Co. Litt. 305.
     3. To transfer means to change; for example, one may transfer a legacy, either, 1st. By the change of the person of the legatee, as, I bequeath to Primus a horse which I before bequeathed to Secundus. 2d. By the change of the thing bequeathed, as, I bequeath to Tertius my History of the United States instead of my copy of the Life of Washington. 3d. By the change of the person who was bound to pay the legacy, as, I direct that the sun) of one hundred dollars, which I directed should be charged upon my house which I gave to Quartus, shall be paid by my executors.

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David Gardner and his colleagues performed the world's first single blastocyst transfer trial to improve pregnancy rate and to reduce the risk of multiple gestation (100).
Single blastocyst transfer (SBT), widely used in Europe, guarantees a reduction in multiple births, the biggest problem facing fertility specialists worldwide.
The chance of pregnancy increases from 12 to 15 per cent using current techniques to 25 to 30 per cent of women who use blastocyst transfer," said Dr Steward.
We believe it is a viable alternative to Day 5 blastocyst transfer, which could reduce the potential risks that may be associated with extended culture and further simplify laboratory procedures".
Use of the natural cycle and vitrification thawed blastocyst transfer results in better in-vitro fertilization outcomes: cycle regimens of vitrification thawed blastocyst transfer.
He reported on 80 women randomized to 24-chromosome aneuploidy screening utilizing quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and copy number analysis followed by fresh embryo transfer or to day-5 blastocyst transfer without aneuploidy screening.
2) Before the mid-1990s, low production and accompanying low viability of blastocysts during human IVF due to the inability of any single culture medium to meet and sustain the changing nutritional requirements of preimplantation embryos resulted in blastocyst transfer being abandoned.
More than half the women in a retrospective study became pregnant after undergoing the procedure, called a single blastocyst transfer, which transferred just one embryo into the womb.
Blastocyst Stage Cryopreservation: Blastocyst freezing has three major rationales: (1) the superiority of blastocyst-stage over earlier stage freezing in terms of implantation per thawed embryos which improves the overall expectations for cryopreservation programmes; (2) maximizing the cumulative pregnancy rates per oocyte retrieval; and (3) extended in-vitro culture of human embryos is becoming more common, encouraging the routine use of blastocyst transfer in IVF programs which is of reduced chances for multiple pregnancies (68).
The majority of patients were supportive of a mandatory single blastocyst transfer policy in a survey of 262 infertile women.
There's no reason why we can't use blastocyst transfer in donor cycles, where already the pregnancy rate is high, and these are embryos from young women," Giudice said.
These women can take advantage of all the benefits of single blastocyst transfer even if they are at an advanced reproductive age when they are ready to use the frozen oocytes.