Category Archives: Dr. Craig. Sweet

Parents Via Egg Donation (PVED) Announces New Advisory Board Members

 

 
Marna Gatlin of Parents Via Egg Donation (PVED) announced the addition of nine new advisory board members to the organization, representing both professional and consumer infertility community.
 
 
Oregon — Free-Press-Release.com– Dec 18, 2012 — (Scappoose, OR: December 18, 2012): Marna Gatlin, founder and CEO of Parents Via Egg Donation (PVED), announced the addition of nine new advisory board members to the organization. PVED is the nation’s leading source of education and support for parents or parents-to-be who want to build their families with the assistance of an egg donor or other types of third party donation, including embryo donation.

New advisory board members include professionals working in the infertility field as well as parents who have used egg donation. They include Eugene Belitsky, parent advisor; Stephanie Caballero, J.D., from The Surrogacy Law Center, legal advisor; Terri Davidson of Davidson Communications, marketing advisor; Amy Demma, JD, from the Law offices of Amy Demma, legal advisor; Steven Lazarus, J.D., from Steven W. Lazarus Family Formation Law, legal advisor; Jacqlyn Rough, marketing director at Huntington Reproductive Center, marketing advisor; Dr. Craig Sweet, founder and medical director of Embryo Donation International, physician advisor; Sue Taylor, founder of IVF Traveler, IVF Abroad Advisor; and Kelley Wendel, parent advisor. They join current advisory members who represent surrogacy and egg donation agencies, infertility clinics, and the mental health and financial professions

Says Ms. Gatlin: “I am extraordinarily excited about working with some of the infertility field’s heavy hitters and experts in their respective disciplines as well as egg donor parents who can impart their wisdom to others who are walking in their shoes. I see amazing things happening for PVED in 2013 and beyond as we try to serve our members in more effective and innovative ways. I couldn’t ask for a better board to help us achieve these goals.”

For more information about PVED, visit www.pved.org.

About Parents Via Egg Donation (PVED) : Established in 2008, Parents Via Egg Donation, or PVED, is a nonprofit organization created to provide an informational and supportive environment where parents and parents-to-be can learn and share information about all facets of the egg donation process. Its mission is to educate, support, and empower families and individuals at any stage of the process who choose to use egg donation to build a family. It shares information about agencies, legal and medical professionals, treatment centers, mental health therapists, pharmaceutical companies, and other resources.

Parents Via Egg Donation (PVED) Announces New Advisory Board Members

 

 
Marna Gatlin of Parents Via Egg Donation (PVED) announced the addition of nine new advisory board members to the organization, representing both professional and consumer infertility community.
 
 
Oregon — Free-Press-Release.com– Dec 18, 2012 — (Scappoose, OR: December 18, 2012): Marna Gatlin, founder and CEO of Parents Via Egg Donation (PVED), announced the addition of nine new advisory board members to the organization. PVED is the nation’s leading source of education and support for parents or parents-to-be who want to build their families with the assistance of an egg donor or other types of third party donation, including embryo donation.

New advisory board members include professionals working in the infertility field as well as parents who have used egg donation. They include Eugene Belitsky, parent advisor; Stephanie Caballero, J.D., from The Surrogacy Law Center, legal advisor; Terri Davidson of Davidson Communications, marketing advisor; Amy Demma, JD, from the Law offices of Amy Demma, legal advisor; Steven Lazarus, J.D., from Steven W. Lazarus Family Formation Law, legal advisor; Jacqlyn Rough, marketing director at Huntington Reproductive Center, marketing advisor; Dr. Craig Sweet, founder and medical director of Embryo Donation International, physician advisor; Sue Taylor, founder of IVF Traveler, IVF Abroad Advisor; and Kelley Wendel, parent advisor. They join current advisory members who represent surrogacy and egg donation agencies, infertility clinics, and the mental health and financial professions

Says Ms. Gatlin: “I am extraordinarily excited about working with some of the infertility field’s heavy hitters and experts in their respective disciplines as well as egg donor parents who can impart their wisdom to others who are walking in their shoes. I see amazing things happening for PVED in 2013 and beyond as we try to serve our members in more effective and innovative ways. I couldn’t ask for a better board to help us achieve these goals.”

For more information about PVED, visit www.pved.org.

About Parents Via Egg Donation (PVED) : Established in 2008, Parents Via Egg Donation, or PVED, is a nonprofit organization created to provide an informational and supportive environment where parents and parents-to-be can learn and share information about all facets of the egg donation process. Its mission is to educate, support, and empower families and individuals at any stage of the process who choose to use egg donation to build a family. It shares information about agencies, legal and medical professionals, treatment centers, mental health therapists, pharmaceutical companies, and other resources.

Embryo Donation International Has Finally ARRIVED!!!

This is big news and something PVED is very very excited about!

Embryo Donation International (EDI), one of the few, non-faith-based, non-discriminatory embryo donation facilities in the United States, officially opened today to provide cost-effective embryo donation options to people around the globe desiring to build a family.    This program is based out of Fort Myers, Florida and was founded by Dr. Craig R. Sweet in 2011 as an expansion of their 10 year-old embryo donation program (sometimes incorrectly referred to as embryo adoption), they are one of the most experienced and cost-effective embryo donation centers in the United States.

EDI’s dedicated mission is to reduce the number of frozen embryos abandoned or discarded by matching embryos to patients in need regardless of race, religion, ancestry, sexual preference or marital status.  EDI is a subdivision of Specialists In Reproductive Medicine & Surgery, P.A. (SRMS), which has been providing embryo donation for 10 years as well as compassionate reproductive endocrine and infertility care for over 20 years.

“Our first public discussion on this sensitive topic took place during the week after ‘9-11’ in 2001,” said Dr. Craig R. Sweet, EDI Founder, Medical Director and board certified physician in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. “When so many lives were lost, we spoke about the unclaimed potential life held in cryopreservation within our practice due to abandonment. Today’s announcement is the result of our passionate advocacy for pairing frozen embryos with patients in need based on EDI’s ethical values of nondiscrimination and our core belief that embryos deserve a heightened level of respect and should not be abandoned or discarded.”

In 2003, the nonprofit research institution RAND estimated there were at least 400,000 embryos cryopreserved in the United States (Fertility & Sterility, May 2003, Vol. 79, No. 5). EDI’s goal is to encourage patients to use their embryos to expand their own families but otherwise consider embryo donation rather than abandonment or discarding them.

For more information about the company’s history, philosophy, services and devoted staff, you can contact Dr. Sweet at 800.334.2184, 239.275.5728 or visit www.EmbryoDonation.com.

Embryo Donation International Has Finally ARRIVED!!!

This is big news and something PVED is very very excited about!

Embryo Donation International (EDI), one of the few, non-faith-based, non-discriminatory embryo donation facilities in the United States, officially opened today to provide cost-effective embryo donation options to people around the globe desiring to build a family.    This program is based out of Fort Myers, Florida and was founded by Dr. Craig R. Sweet in 2011 as an expansion of their 10 year-old embryo donation program (sometimes incorrectly referred to as embryo adoption), they are one of the most experienced and cost-effective embryo donation centers in the United States.

EDI’s dedicated mission is to reduce the number of frozen embryos abandoned or discarded by matching embryos to patients in need regardless of race, religion, ancestry, sexual preference or marital status.  EDI is a subdivision of Specialists In Reproductive Medicine & Surgery, P.A. (SRMS), which has been providing embryo donation for 10 years as well as compassionate reproductive endocrine and infertility care for over 20 years.

“Our first public discussion on this sensitive topic took place during the week after ‘9-11’ in 2001,” said Dr. Craig R. Sweet, EDI Founder, Medical Director and board certified physician in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. “When so many lives were lost, we spoke about the unclaimed potential life held in cryopreservation within our practice due to abandonment. Today’s announcement is the result of our passionate advocacy for pairing frozen embryos with patients in need based on EDI’s ethical values of nondiscrimination and our core belief that embryos deserve a heightened level of respect and should not be abandoned or discarded.”

In 2003, the nonprofit research institution RAND estimated there were at least 400,000 embryos cryopreserved in the United States (Fertility & Sterility, May 2003, Vol. 79, No. 5). EDI’s goal is to encourage patients to use their embryos to expand their own families but otherwise consider embryo donation rather than abandonment or discarding them.

For more information about the company’s history, philosophy, services and devoted staff, you can contact Dr. Sweet at 800.334.2184, 239.275.5728 or visit www.EmbryoDonation.com.