SOURCE: Reproductive Biology Associates
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Sep 27, 2013) - More than 3,000 moms, dads and miracle babies will gather at Zoo Atlanta on Sunday, September 29 (2 to 6 p.m.), for a celebration of life and to recognize 30 years of important work by Reproductive Biology Associates.
Reproductive Biology Associates' (RBA) own Dr. Andy Toledo gets choked up every time he tells the story of becoming a father, thanks to the Atlanta-based infertility center and the work of the late founding partner, Dr. Hilton Kort. Today, Toledo and his wife are privileged to be raising a (now) five-year-old child. "How can you top that?" asks Toledo, CEO and senior partner of RBA, Georgia's first IVF treatment center.
Since RBA's founding in 1983, the clinic has become a world leader in the development and use of cutting-edge technology in the treatment of infertility. This year, the full-service fertility and IVF practice celebrates 30 years of service, resulting in more than 30,000 babies for couples who thought they might never have children due to a full range of fertility issues. RBA treats all related conditions.
Together, the physicians of RBA boast more than 175 years of cumulative experience in diagnosing and treating infertility and have joined with the clinic's scientists and staff to mark numerous milestones through the years. Among them:
One of the country's first three programs to achieve a pregnancy from a frozen embryo
First IVF pregnancy/birth in Georgia
First frozen egg pregnancy/birth in the U.S.
First to use a gestational carrier
First ICSI birth in the U.S. (intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection)
Creator of the largest frozen donor egg bank
Development of the highly successful egg-freezing method known as vitrification
RBA heralds great success rates with single embryo transfers, minimizing multiple births, because of the high quality of its lab work. And the future continues to be wide open for RBA, whose world-class embryology team is continually working toward further groundbreaking developments.
My husband and I never considered IVF, but after learning that my fallopian tubes were blocked our journey began. We meet with Dr. Straub and learned a lot. We are thankful for the kindness we received from the entire staff of RBA. Every time we look at our son our hearts are full of joy, love and happiness and for that we are forever grateful. - Andre and Theresa S
We couldn't have had our beautiful baby girl without the help of Dr. Toledo and his staff at RBA. For 2 and a half years we dreamed of holding our child in our arms and loving him or her with all of our hearts and we are so thankful to RBA for helping us finally make that dream come true!! - Rebecca S
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef, a pioneer in the fields of gynecology and obstetrics who joined RBA in 1991, concludes, "Our success is wrapped up in these 30,000 babies, and I know that the numbers will continue to grow over the years."
About Reproductive Biology Associates
Reproductive Biology Associates is a pioneer and world leader in the development and use of cutting-edge technology in the treatment of infertility. Established in 1983, the Atlanta-based full-service fertility and IVF practice, includes physicians with more than 175 years of cumulative experience and numerous scientists and practitioners specializing in the field. Specialized treatment plans combine compassionate patient care with state-of-the-art technology. With numerous locations across greater Atlanta and Georgia, the practice serves a broad geography. For more information, visit www.rba-online.com
Visit www.RBA30.com to find hundreds of inspirational stories and photos about family journeys through infertility to parenthood.