August 20, 2013 - ReproTech, Ltd., the leading cryobank specializing in long-term storage of human reproductive tissue (sperm, eggs, embryos and ovarian and testicular tissue), reached an agreement with A Woman's Center for Reproductive Medicine today.
A Woman's Center for Reproductive Medicine, located in Baton Rouge, LA joins the more than 100 facilities included in ReproTech's Fertility Preservation Network. The growing network of fertility centers provides much needed Fertility Preservation services to cancer patients prior to the initiation of oncology treatments.
"This is a very valuable service for cancer patients", says Brent Hazelrigg, President and CEO of ReproTech, Ltd. "With the growing success of cancer therapies and tremendous advancements in fertility treatment, cancer survivors today have an excellent chance of having families provided they are given the opportunity to cryopreserve reproductive tissue prior to their oncology treatment."
"A Woman's Center for Reproductive Medicine is pleased to be a part of ReproTech's Fertility Preservation Network. The importance of a reliable long-term storage facility to store reproductive tissue cannot be overstated. We look forward to working with ReproTech's Fertility Preservation Network to improve the awareness of fertility preservation services and to help more cancer survivors have children in the future." says Bobby Webster, M.D., Medical Director of WCFRM.
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. has organized the Fertility Preservation Network to educate oncology professionals and caretakers, as well as provide the much needed cryopreservation services. The Network now includes members in 35 states and the Caribbean. Additionally, the work of fertileHOPE and LiveSTRONG has advanced the awareness of the need for Fertility Preservation among the oncology community.
About A Woman's Center for Reproductive Medicine
The experienced staff of A Woman's Center for Reproductive Medicine serves patients from Baton Rouge, New Orleans and the surrounding regions, offering basic fertility diagnosis and treatment with the most advanced reproductive technologies including IVF, fertility preservation services, PGD, blastocyst transfer and more.