St. Paul, MN, March 04, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- ReproTech, Ltd., the leading cryobank specializing in long-term storage of human reproductive tissue (sperm, eggs, embryos and ovarian and testicular tissue), has partnered with Fertility Within Reach to offer discounted cryostorage services for males and females, as well as no-cost “sperm banking from home” kits through Fertility Within Reach’s Banking on the Future program.
Fertility Within Reach will subsidize cryostorage costs, as well as the cost of ReproTech’s OverNite Male™ Kits, resulting in its Banking on the Future financial assistance program being the only program that enables qualified patients to utilize at home semen collection kits at no cost to the patient.
“Fertility Within Reach is excited to partner with ReproTech for our Banking on the Future program. Financially covering the initial storage costs of reproductive cells for adolescents and young adults facing cancer is a tremendous help to patients and their families. We aim to minimize the financial burden, reduce future stress and maximize hope for everyone involved. For these patients, timing is critical and the cryostorage capabilities of ReproTech enable us to serve young women, as well as men, in an expedited manner. Our partnership has increased access to fertility preservation, a foundation of the Fertility Within Reach mission,” says Davina Fankhauser, Co-Founder and President of Fertility Within Reach.
“ReproTech is proud to partner with Fertility Within Reach to offer significant cryostorage discounts to both males and females, and we are especially excited about our OverNite Male TM Kits being available at no cost to patients through the Banking on the Future program. This partnership will help us to further support patients affected by cancer, including males who are unable to travel to a local sperm banking clinic, or who are too ill to leave the hospital,” says Brent Hazelrigg, President and CEO of ReproTech.
The OverNite Male™ Kit is the original over night sperm collection kit and still the gold standard. Developed by Gail S. Prins, Ph.D. and her team at the University of Illinois at Chicago Andrology Lab in 1994, the Kit is the simplest to use and most secure. Due to the unique partnership of the UIC Andrology Lab and ReproTech, Ltd., and their commitment and experience in fertility preservation, the OverNite Male™ Kit is by far the most cost effective and convenient kit available.
About ReproTech, Ltd.
ReproTech, Ltd. was founded in 1990 for the purpose of providing long-term cryostorage services and now operates regional cryostorage centers in Florida, Minnesota, Nevada and Texas. More information on ReproTech, Ltd. is available at reprotech.com or 888-489-8944. Information specific to the OverNite Male™ Kit can be found at overnitemalekit.com.
About Fertility Within Reach
Fertility Within Reach (FWR) is a national non-profit organization considered the foremost expert on policy as related to benefits for fertility treatment and preservation and advises patients and professionals how to effectively communicate with insurers, employers, and legislators to increase access to health benefits. The Banking on the Future program was created with Dr. Paul Turek, of The Turek Clinic, to provide financial assistance allowing post-pubertal youth to afford banking their reproductive cells at the time of their cancer diagnosis to remove the cost barrier. More information, as well as financial assistance applications, may be found at fertilitywithinreach.org.