Reprotech Site Director Heather Cummins reports “ReproTech has included fertility preservation awareness and education as one of our main goals for the past few years through our Fertility Preservation Network and the distribution of our educational materials. With the increase in cancer survivors and ongoing advancements in ART, it is essential that oncology professionals discuss fertility preservation options with all of their patients upon cancer diagnosis. I am excited to offer oncology teams the information and resources that will assist them in fertility preservation discussions with their patients”.
Cummins will address FSOSW members and staff at Cleveland Clinic’s Weston, FL medical center in her ongoing effort to provide education on fertility preservation options for cancer patients such as sperm banking, embryo and egg freezing and ovarian and testicular tissue freezing. ReproTech’
“We are proud to have an industry leader such as ReproTech address our members on fertility preservation needs and resources for cancer patients. Patients’
According to the American Cancer Society, 140,000 American men and women under 45 are newly diagnosed with cancer each year. Once diagnosed, there is a small window of time for them to preserve their fertility; therefore, access to cryopreservation services is extremely important. ReproTech, Ltd has organized its Fertility Preservation Network 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. Additionally, the work of organizations such as fertileHOPE and LiveSTRONG has advanced the awareness of the need for Fertility Preservation among the oncology community.
About ReproTech, Ltd.
ReproTech. Ltd. was founded in 1990 for the purpose of providing long-term cryostorage services and operates cryostorage facilities in Florida, Minnesota and Nevada. More information on ReproTech, Ltd is available at http://www.reprotech.com or 888-489-8944. Information specific to the Fertility Preservation Network and its members can be found at http://www.fertilitypreservation.com.
About Florida Society of Oncology Social Workers
The Florida Society of Oncology Social Workers (FSOSW) is a state-wide organization for professional Social Workers, nurses, administrators, educators, researchers and other paraprofessionals. The organization’