Fertility Preservation Network Adds South Carolina Facility

July 31, 2012 - ReproTech, Ltd., a cryobank specializing in long-term storage of human reproductive tissue (sperm, eggs, embryos and ovarian and testicular tissue), reached an agreement with Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology today, adding the facility to the more than 100 facilities included in ReproTech's Fertility Preservation Network.

Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology, located in Greenville, joins the growing network of fertility centers providing much needed Fertility Preservation services to cancer patients prior to the initiation of oncology treatments. "Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinolgy is pleased to be a part of Reprotech's Fertility Preservation Network. With the increasing survival rates in young cancer patients, the availability of fertility preseration services is more important thatn ever. Our developing Oncofertility Program will enable cancer patients who are in need of important fertility preservation services to obtain the medical care and support they require." says Faith Ripley, Administrator at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology.

According to the American Cancer Society, 140,000 men and women of childbearing age are newly diagnosed with cancer each year. There often is a small window of time for them to preserve their fertility; therefore, access to cryopreservation services is extremely important. Both the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) recommend the education of oncology patients about the options available to preserve their fertility.

ReproTech, Ltd was founded in 1990 for the purpose of providing long-term cryostorage services and now operates cryostorage facilities in Florida, Minnesota, Nevada, and opening in Texas in August. ReproTech's Fertility Preservation Network was organized to educate oncology professionals and caretakers, as well as provide the much needed cryopreservation services. The Network now includes members in 33 states and the Caribbean that provide cryopreservation services for cancer patients. Additionally, the work of fertileHOPE and LiveSTRONG has advanced the awareness of the need for Fertility Preservation within the oncology community.

Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology specializes in advanced infertility treatments including In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intrauterine Inseminations (IUI), and Donor Inseminations, as well as laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgical procedures. To contact Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology, please call 864-232-7734.