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May 12, 2019, Press Release - ReproTech, Ltd., a cryobank specializing in long-term storage of human reproductive tissue (sperm, eggs, embryos and ovarian and testicular tissue), was proud to sponsor the entire staff of the ReproTech Nevada office who participated in Moms on the Run, a fitness organization that raises money to assist women who are battling breast or gynecological cancers. The event, held on Mother’s Day, 05/12/19, had over 775 participants that raised funds to help women with cancer in the Northern Nevada area to pay for daily living costs including mortgages/rent, food, utilities and other expenses.

March 21, 2019/ Source:  Associated Press - For the first time, scientists used cryogenically frozen testicular tissue from monkeys to produce functional sperm, which was then used to produce a healthy macaque infant. This experimental method could one day provide a way to preserve fertility in boys treated for cancer—which often results in infertility that lasts into adulthood. 

January 9, 2019 - ReproTech, Ltd.’s three facilities in Minnesota, Florida and Nevada, have again been awarded the prestigious accreditation of the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), as well as its Texas facility received first-time AATB accreditation, it was announced in December, 2018 by Brent Hazelrigg, President and CEO.

Press Release November 9, 2018

Minneapolis, MN, November 09, 2018 --(PR.com)-- Throughout 2018, ReproTech, Ltd. sponsored its Texas site staff and team to participate in the Dallas St. Jude Walk to End Childhood Cancer as well as the Heroes for Hope 5k, the teams raising over $1,000 between the two events. Also, the RTL Minnesota staff and team participated in the St. Jude Minneapolis Walk to End Childhood Cancer, raising nearly $1,400.

ReproTech, Ltd., the leading cryobank specializing in long-term storage of human reproductive tissue (sperm, eggs, embryos and ovarian and testicular tissue), has reached an agreement with the Dallas IVF.

The center located in Dallas, Texas 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.”

In conjunction with the June 2018 Dallas Embryologist Association (DEA) meeting, ReproTech held an Open House at the new state-of-the-art facility in Garland, TX.  Before enjoying dinner and a presentation by Mike Reed, PhD, HCLD at Texas Steak House in Richardson; DEA members were given an opportunity to tour the interior of the new ReproTech location.  During the tour, DEA members viewed the new Texas StormRoomtm, storage tanks, and office space while enjoying hors d'oeuvres. 

The well-received presentation by Mike Reed, PhD, HCLD of the Fertility Center of New Mexico discussed Safe Storage of Cryopreserved Specimens. 

 

In 2012, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine finally lifted the "experimental" tag from egg freezing, since the process had become safe and extremely effective for using harvested eggs for in-vitro fertilization. Now it seems that egg freezing is all the rage with working women across the U.S., but why? Is it because working women are simply focusing on their careers right now? Is egg freezing cheaper than having a baby? Have they not had the time to find the right mate? Is it because of Google, Apple and Facebook? The answer is yes.

It’s official, ReproTech’s all-new StormRoomTM is now the safest little storehouse in Texas. We’ve recently re-located from Mesquite to our new state-of-the-art facility in Garland, Texas, and we didn’t just move a few tanks and boxes, we updated everything!

Before they transition, some transgender youth preserve fertility by banking sperm or eggs

 Source: Chicago Tribune, full story at www.chicagotribune.com
The summer after high school, Kacey Cabanban came out as transgender and was about to begin the transition to live as a man.

But first the teen who grew up in north suburban Wauconda faced one more weighty choice: whether to preserve his fertility — having his eggs harvested and frozen — prior to starting hormone therapy.

“The idea of having my own kids with my own eggs was, I guess, a pretty easy decision,” said Cabanban, now 21 and a junior at Michigan State University. “Even just having the option available … I knew I wanted to do that.”

ReproTech, Ltd., the industry leader in safe storage of cryopreserved reproductive tissue, and Fertility Preservation Trust, a venture of Ashley W. Pittman, PLLC, have come together to offer the opportunity to create a special trust to reflect unique disposition wishes for families’ frozen reproductive tissues.

Fertility Preservation Trust, a recent addition to ReproTech services, connects reproductive tissue storage clients, including cancer patients storing for the purpose of fertility preservation, with Ashely W. Pittman, PLLC, founder of The Fertility Preservation Trust. As the leader in long term storage, ReproTech is offering this latest innovation in cryostorage planning. The Fertility Preservation Trust is a special legal document which allows clients to preserve and protect their reproductive material exactly as they wish.

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