December 7, 2012 - ReproTech, Ltd., a cryobank specializing in long-term storage of human reproductive tissue (sperm, eggs, embryos and ovarian and testicular tissue), has released its free Fertility Preservation App for Android.
ReproTech's Free App is available for download to Android devices by searching the Google Play Store for ReproTech or Fertility Preservation. ReproTech released Version 2.0 for iOS devices earlier this year. A demonstration of the App may be viewed on YouTube by searching for ReproTech or Fertility Preservation. Links to the video and downloads from Google Play and the App Store are also available on ReproTech's website.
ReproTech's Fertility Preservation App provides oncology professionals with easy to find and up to date information for their newly diagnosed cancer patients. The Free App includes:
• Information on Fertility Preservation and its options for men, women and children, including Resources and Websites
• Find-A-Clinic Search for local fertility centers in ReproTech's nationwide network which offer cryopreservation services
• Information on OverNite Male, ReproTech's "sperm banking by air" kit, for males who are unable to visit a fertility center due to illness or location.
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. ReproTech's ongoing campaign to promote Fertility Preservation awareness and education stresses the significance of healthcare providers discussing options for Fertility Preservation with patients at diagnosis. 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.'s Fertility Preservation Network is comprised of top fertility centers around the U.S. and Caribbean. This growing network of centers provides much needed fertility preservation services to cancer patients prior to the initiation of oncology treatments. The Network now includes members in 34 states and the Caribbean. ReproTech, Ltd. also offers a sperm banking by air kit, OverNite Male, for males who may be unable to visit a clinic due to illness or location. Financial Assistance programs are available through ReproTech, Ltd.'s Verna's Purse programs or LIVESTRONG's Sharing Hope programs.
ReproTech Ltd. was founded in 1990 for the purpose of providing long-term cryostorage services and now operates regional cryostorage facilities in Florida, Minnesota, Nevada and Texas.