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 Reproductive Medicine Associates of Pennsylvania at Lehigh Valley today, adding the center to the more than 100 facilities included in ReproTech’s Fertility Preservation Network. RMAPA, located in Allentown, joins the growing network of fertility centers providing 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 J. Bruce Redmon, M.D., Medical Director for 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 theopportunity to cryopreserve reproductive tissue prior to their oncology treatment”.
“Reproductive Medicine Associates of Pennsylvania at Lehigh Valley is pleased to be a part of Reprotech’s Fertility Preservation Network and looks forward to helping cancer patients preserve their fertility. The importance of a reliable long-term storage facility to store sperm, oocytes, ovarian tissue and embryos 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 Wendy Schillings, M.D., Infertility Specialist at RMAPA.
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 34 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 ReproTech, Ltd
ReproTech. Ltd (reprotech.com) was founded in 1990 for the purpose of providing long-term cryostorage services and now operates cryostorage facilities in Florida, Minnesota and Nevada. More information on ReproTech, Ltd is available online or 888-489-8944. Information specific to the Fertility Preservation Network and its members can be found at fertilitypreservation.com.
About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Pennsylvania at Lehigh Valley (RMAPA)
The Reproductive Medicine Associates of Pennsylvania at Lehigh Valley is among the leading specialists in fertility treatments for men and women. RMAPA (rmapa.com) is within an hour’s drive of Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey, the Poconos and Berks County. Dr. Wendy Schillings and her staff offer Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), including Ovulation Induction, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), and Artificial Insemination (IUI) services at an affordable price. To contact RMAPA, please call 610-820-6888 or visit the website.