Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 12, 2007
Northeast Assisted Fertility Group (NAFG, http://www.assistedfertility.com) has announced the launch of its much anticipated egg donation program. NAFG is a multi-disciplinary surrogacy and egg donation company that matches egg donors and gestational carriers with gestational surrogacy clients or other recipients in need of donor eggs from around the country and overseas.
The new program will benefit egg donors and recipients alike through its customized and personal service. Furthermore, NAFG's leading-edge involvement with assisted reproduction law development protects the rights of both donor and recipient in ways medical facilities with their own donor programs cannot routinely do.
"IVF practices often do not have the time or resources to devote to active egg donor recruitment, although they have long waiting lists for donor eggs. We will reach out to healthy, educated women of all ethnicities between the ages of 21 and 33 all over the US to inform them of the benefits of egg donation. The rewards are not only monetary. Egg donation provides the opportunity to help loving parents achieve the families they have always wanted," says Sanford Benardo, founder and president of Northeast Assisted Fertility Group.
Once prospective egg donors apply through the questionnaire available on the company's Web site, they are interviewed and pre-screened by staff as a first step in finding a possible match for them. Then they are medically tested by the IVF facility working with the recipient family to determine whether they are appropriate egg donors.
"We conduct background checks and the IVF facility involved continues with their own screening protocols. We provide our egg donors with legal counsel as well as emotional support throughout the process so they feel confident and have all their needs met with sensitivity," says Benardo.
NAFG originally launched the program at the request of its clients seeking egg donors because of the difficulty in finding qualified egg donors through other resources. To meet the increasing demand, NAFG developed a top-notch program to connect egg donors with recipient parent(s), allowing each participant a greater level of choice and more personalized experience than is available through many other programs.
Benardo says that there are a variety of reasons behind the increased demand for qualified egg donors. These include the significant medical advances made in the field of assisted reproduction technology (ART) and a statistical increase in maternal age and its accompanying reduction in fertility.
The procedure for egg donors lasts between 4 and 6 weeks and, Benardo says, and does not greatly impact the donor's schedule, allowing them to continue with previous commitments such as school and work without interruption. The procedures may take place at qualified, reputable clinics anywhere in the US. Donors who are able to travel will have all their expenses paid, along with those of a companion.
NAFG maintains the highest professional and ethical standards, and complies with SART/ASRM (Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology / American Society for Reproductive Medicine) guidelines for donor compensation and other aspects of donor recruitment. Many egg donors say that the experience is even more rewarding than they originally expected. And IVF facilities are grateful to NAFG for all the qualified egg donors they are able to match with their patients who have been waiting so long.
About Northeast Assisted Fertility Group (NAFG): NAFG http://www.assistedfertility.com is committed to creating happy and loving families through gestational surrogacy and egg donation. NAFG makes these complex processes successful through its multi-faceted, personalized approach which involves extensive carrier and donor outreach and screening. By navigating the surrogacy and egg donation journey with the highest degree of expertise, integrity and sensitivity, NAFG helps its clients have the families they always wanted.