As we approach the 5th decade of the use of in vitro fertilization technology for the treatment of infertility as well as the 4th decade of the use of this technology for the prevention of serious genetic diseases in offspring, we continue to face new scientific frontiers fraught with ethical challenges. One of the latest issues under serious discussion is whether or not we should attempt to manipulate intra-cellular DNA in human eggs.
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This August marks the 2nd Anniversary of the official opening of PFC's Donor Egg Bank. The PFC Donor Egg Bank (DEB) is the first free-standing egg bank in Northern California, and represents the culmination of highly innovative egg freezing technology (vitrification), proven success rates, and a wonderful option for patients seeking donor eggs. While PFC first started freezing donor eggs using vitrification technology in 2007, and our first baby from frozen donor eggs was born in 2008, we did not officially open our Egg Bank until August 2012. During those few years, we were further refining techniques in the laboratory, to be as confident as possible about success rates for our patients.
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Date & Time9/13/2014
PFC created Mind-Body classes, taught by our Marriage and Family Therapist, Peggy Orlin, MFT, and Certified Yoga Instructor, Lauri Black, who is also PFC’s Certified Genetic Counselor. We created Mind-Body classes because we understand that infertility can bring on extreme stress and feelings of...