BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey today announced the launch of its new egg donation program, Ovatures, to assist women who require donated oocytes (eggs) to become pregnant and have a family.
"At RMANJ, we understand that for some women the path to pregnancy and a positive fertility experience sometimes requires a little help. For many, the option of egg donation can help make the dreams of family come true," said Thomas J. Kim, MD, FACOG, medical director of Ovatures. "With donor egg success rates well above the national average, RMANJ's Ovatures Egg Donation Program anonymously provides potential donors the opportunity to help another woman. We invite women who are considering becoming egg donors to learn more about the process, and to find out if giving this priceless gift is right for them."
Women ages 21 to 31 may qualify to become anonymous egg donors following a comprehensive health assessment. Donors are compensated for their time and effort to complete a full cycle. Application materials, plus additional background information, are available at http://www.ovatures-eggdonation.com.
"Ovatures is unique because it is built on RMANJ's track record of successful live births, clinical excellence and innovation in fertility medicine, such as our pioneering single-embryo transfer techniques that reduce financial and health risks of multiple births," said Shefali Shastri, MD, FACOG, RMANJ. "For many of our donors, the gift of egg donation aligns well with their support for organizations that focus on women's issues. New donors will find comfort in RMANJ's commitment to providing world-class, patient-centered care."
Live birth rates for egg donor cycles at RMANJ were 68.8 percent in 2010 (fresh – all ages), compared to the national average of 55.6 percent, according to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. Nationwide, there were more than 15,000 egg donor cycles in 2010.
M.S. went to her regular annual gynecologist appointment, and her doctor just mentioned it ― that there are a lot of people in need, and that she was young and healthy. She said that RMANJ accepted egg donors, and that they had several locations. It seemed to M.S. that this was a valuable thing to do, a gift she could give someone.
So I looked them up, and saw that the staff was world-class―and I wouldn't even have to take any bridges or tunnels to get there. I filled out a donor application, and spoke to them about it. There was absolutely never any pressure whatsoever, and their friendliness and expertise were outstanding. They answered every single question I had practically before I asked it, and their testing was very thorough, to make sure I was biologically and genetically suitable, checking my estrogen levels, everything. My whole actual donation time was two weeks. Most important to me, I was able to help a mom, well, get to be a mom! It is a simply amazing feeling."
- M.S., Donor
About Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey
Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey have pioneered and successfully implemented a cutting-edge technology, known as Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS) to more accurately detect healthy embryos that will lead to successful pregnancies and ultimately healthy babies. Other centers have attempted similar testing methods, but RMANJ is the only fertility center in the world to have developed a system of unprecedented accuracy, fully validated through years of rigorous clinical research. RMANJ's Comprehensive Chromosome Screening offers advanced embryo selection with extreme accuracy by detecting and avoiding use of embryos with chromosomal abnormalities prior to transfer and pregnancy.
The fertility experts at RMANJ have among the highest IVF success rates in the country. Since 1999, they have helped bring more than 20,000 babies to loving families. In addition to serving as the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at Robert Wood Johnson University Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ, the practice has seven locations in New Jersey. For more information please call RMANJ at 973-871-1250, or visit http://www.rmanj.com.
SOURCE Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey