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The Family Fertility Center partners with a wide range of organizations who share in our mission to continually advance the quality and safety of fertility care, and improve access to care for patients in need.
From professional organizations that foster the exchange of knowledge, to laboratory accreditations that ensure the highest quality diagnostics, to consumer advocacy groups that enhance patient education and support, these partnerships reflect our commitment to improving the treatment and outcomes for all those facing fertility issues.
Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) is the primary organization of professionals dedicated to the practice of in vitro fertilization (IVF) or assisted reproductive technology (ART). SART represents the majority of the ART clinics in the country. Their mission: to establish and maintain standards for IVF that help ensure patients receive the highest quality care. Clinics with SART membership meet the highest standards of quality, safety and patient care.
SART also provides IVF outcomes data from its member clinics to help patients make informed decisions regarding their treatment options.
American Association of Bioanalysts
We undergo routine proficiency testing through the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB). AAB is a leading health care informatics company that provides quality management testing programs to help medical laboratories and health care organizations assess, monitor and improve diagnostic test results. This proficiency testing is approved under the rules of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA’88), as well as many other regulatory organizations and state agencies, to satisfy proficiency testing requirements.
College of Reproductive Biology
The College of Reproductive Biology (CRB) is a subspecialty group within the American Association of Bioanalysts (ABB) that is infertility-specific. Our IVF laboratory personnel are also members of CRB and routinely attend its annual educational conferences.
College of American Pathologists
We are accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), an organization dedicated to fostering excellence in laboratories and advancing the practice of pathology. The accreditation reflects our commitment to achieve and maintain the highest standard of laboratory quality, deliver accurate results for improved patient outcomes, ensure confidence of patient diagnosis, and manage and reduce the risk of inaccurate and unreliable test results.
With joint appointments in both the Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Terri L. Woodard serves as a bridge between oncology and reproductive medicine. She specializes in fertility preservation for reproductive age individuals diagnosed with cancer, and leads a collaborative oncofertility program between MD Anderson and the Family Fertility Center.
RESOLVE: Walk of Hope
The Walk of Hope is the signature fundraising event for RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, a patient advocacy organization that supports those with infertility. The Family Fertility Center has proudly supported the annual Walk of Hope in Houston since 2014, serving as an event sponsor, leading fundraising activities to increase donations, educating the community about fertility treatments and services, and joining together as a team to participate in the walk itself.
LIVESTRONG Fertility offers educational information and access to resources for cancer patients and survivors whose fertility may be at risk due to a cancer diagnosis and/or its treatment. The Family Fertility Center and LIVESTRONG have come together to offer coordinated care and assistance to eligible patients. With the support of Texas Children’s, we are able to offer patients enrolled in LIVESTRONG discounted egg preservation services. Our IVF nurse coordinators also work with LIVESTRONG to request medications for these patients at a reduced price.
Disabled Veteran Services
The Family Fertility Center welcomes referrals from the VA. We are honored to assist our veterans with their reproductive health care needs.