Media Alert: Hurricane Sandy Anniversary Fertility Clinic Rescue Story

As the New York City Superstorm Sandy anniversary approaches (Oct 29), RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, is honoring NYU Fertility Center and New Hope Fertility Center with a Hope Award for Achievement during its Annual Night of Hope event on November 6, 2013 in NYC for their collaboration during Superstorm Sandy to save human embryos in storage at NYU Fertility Center.

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RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association

McLean, VA (PRWEB) October 16, 2013

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, is honoring NYU Fertility Center and New Hope Fertility Center with a Hope Award for Achievement during its Annual Night of Hope event on November 6, 2013 in NYC for their collaboration during Superstorm Sandy to save human embryos in storage at NYU Fertility Center. These embryos were in storage to be used in future in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures.

This story of collaboration is significant because IVF is a delicate and precise procedure, its success is dependent on specific timing of procedures, and the process is highly emotional and taxing on couples. The fact that doctors in this highly competitive field worked together during this national disaster is a testament to their dedication to their IVF patients.

On October 29, 2012, when the New York/New Jersey area was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, NYU Fertility Center lost power and generator back up. The staff at NYU Fertility worked hard to ensure no embryos were lost and collaborated with New Hope Fertility Center to finish patients’ transfers. New Hope Fertility Center opened its doors to NYU Fertility physicians, staff, and patients to allow the embryos to be stored safely and for patient’s medical procedures to continue uninterrupted.

We have selected key media contacts who were involved in the centers’ efforts during Sandy for you to interview:

Contacts:

  •     Dr. Jamie A. Grifo, MD, PhD, Program Director, NYU Fertility Center
  •     Dr. Lyndon Chang, MD, FACOG, Senior Medical Associate, New Hope Fertility Center

Here are two articles published last year about the story:
1.    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/sandys-delicate-rescue-fertility-clinics-embryos/story?id=17616913
2.    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/nyu-fertility-center-power-outage_n_2059309.html

Please contact Diana at dcummins(at)resolve(dot)org if you would like to report on this story and she will be happy to provide further details and contact information for interviews.


Contact

  • Diana Cummins
    RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
    703.556.7172
    Email