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Registration for the Free IVF Lottery for Thanksgiving, 2012.

The Institute for Human Reproduction (IHR) is donating a free In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment to a couple in need but unable to afford infertility treatment. The couple will be selected anonymously through a voluntary lottery. The initiative reflects the Institute for Human Reproduction’s desire to help make infertility treatments more accessible to all those desiring the joy of parenting, especially during these tough economic times. "This is our way of providing hope to patients unable to afford treatment and to give back to the community." said IHR Founder and Medical Director, Professor in Ob/Gyn, Ilan Tur-Kaspa, MD.

To enter the lottery, couples must submit the simple Free IVF application and have a medical diagnosis indicating IVF as a recommended course of treatment. Registration will start on Thanksgiving Day, and the drawing will be held on November 21, 2012 on Thanksgiving Eve. The Free IVF Cycle recipient will be contacted, and the chosen candidate’s statement will be posted anonymously on the IHR's home webpage. The Free IVF Cycle is non-transferable and must be used within four months of selection. The 900 N. Michigan Surgical Center will partner with IHR to make this gift possible.

On average, an IVF cycle costs about $10,000 to $15,000. This does not include any additional procedures, third-party services, or medications. "Today many families are facing challenging economic times. At IHR, we are struck by the number of men and women from all over the US and around the world who come to us seeking advanced infertility treatment only to learn that the cost for the best solution for them to have a child, an IVF Cycle, is beyond their reach," said Dr. Tur-Kaspa.

Helping all patients gain access to effective and efficient treatment has long been a driving philosophy of Dr. Tur-Kaspa, who was also the President of the Chicago Association of Reproductive Endocrinologists in 2008-09. We are especially proud of our clinic’s insistency to also provide treatment to patients with complicated cases or low chances to conceive, and those who may have been turned down by other programs. Dr Tur-Kaspa is internationally known for being one of the most experienced Infertility Specialist worldwide in advanced IVF treatment with preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), an complex technology that ensured parents the ability to conceive a healthy child without a genetic disorder.

About the Institute for Human Reproduction (IHR):

The Institute for Human Reproduction (IHR) is a highly successful fertility clinic specializing in personalized treatment and compassionate care while using cutting-edge technology. IHR’s infertility treatments include male and female infertility, ovulatory dysfunction, tubal infertility, endometriosis, immunological infertility, tubal ligation, recurrent pregnancy loss, and advanced age. IHR’s Medical director, Dr. Tur-Kaspa, was awarded a 2010 American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Star Award in recognition of his over 10 years of continuous scientific contributions in the field of Reproductive Medicine.

For questions, please complete the Free IVF Cycle Application.