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CCRM Fertility to Remain Open for Select Fertility Treatments as a Commitment to Patient Health and Safety

Global leader in fertility treatment to keep doors open for patient egg and embryo freezing and retrievals despite ongoing spread of COVID-19

DENVER, March 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CCRM (Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine) Fertility, a global pioneer in fertility science, research and advancement, is committed to continuing to help individuals and couples grow their families, while maintaining the health and wellbeing of all patients, during this time of uncertainty. CCRM Fertility's 11 fertility centers throughout North America will remain open and operate with a symptoms-based approach to care. Any patients or staff who are currently unwell and are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, which includes fever, cough, malaise, and respiratory issues, such as coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath, are advised to avoid contact with a CCRM Fertility site. Further, effective immediately, the organization will pause all embryo transfers and intrauterine inseminations (IUIs) but will proceed with other appointments, including egg and embryo freezing and retrievals.

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"CCRM Fertility will continue to closely monitor the global COVID-19 outbreak and adhere to strict guidelines to prioritize the safety, health and wellbeing of patients and staff," comments CCRM Fertility CEO and President Jon Pardew. As very little is known about COVID-19 effects on pregnant women, CCRM Fertility's emphasis will be on fertility preservation. CCRM Fertility will continue providing egg retrievals and freezing eggs and embryos in anticipation for when COVID-19 is under control and better understood. CCRM Fertility will be following up with patients that have a previously scheduled embryo transfer or IUI at one of its facilities to discuss next steps.

"We recognize that COVID-19 will impact our communities for the foreseeable future and while we remain committed to every one of our patients on their fertility journeys, we must make the best clinical decisions for our patients," adds Pardew. "It is important for us to pause embryo transfers and IUIs at this time out of an overabundance of caution. By working together, adhering to universal precautions and focusing on our patients' health at every step, we can continue to provide a safe environment for everyone while maintaining continuity of superior fertility care."

As a healthcare organization, CCRM Fertility has existing policies and guidelines in place that align with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local and state health authorities. All CCRM Fertility physicians and medical directors will continue monitoring the evolving situation and will stay in close communication with our patients. For CCRM Fertility's most up-to-date policies and guidelines on COVID-19, visit ccrmivf.com/covid19/. For current travel advisories and up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit the CDC's COVID-19 website.

Founded in 1987, CCRM Fertility provides families with the fastest path to the healthiest baby, offering access to a national network of award-winning physicians, a full suite of fertility services, innovative technology and cutting-edge labs. Its world-class fertility specialists invented techniques and protocols that are widely practiced in the industry today, including comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS) and in vitro culture of human embryos to the blastocyst stage. CCRM Fertility delivers clinical excellence and some of the highest success rates industry wide.

For more information about CCRM Fertility or to schedule an appointment, call (877) 201-6931 or visit www.ccrmivf.com.

About CCRM Fertility
Founded by Dr. William Schoolcraft in 1987, CCRM (Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine) Fertility is the nation's leader in fertility care and research. CCRM Fertility specializes in the most advanced fertility treatments, with deep expertise in in vitro fertilization (IVF), fertility assessment, fertility preservation, genetic testing, third party reproduction and egg donation. Unlike many other fertility clinics that outsource their specialists and testing needs, CCRM Fertility leverages its own data, as well as a dedicated team of in-house reproductive endocrinologists, embryologists and geneticists in order to deliver industry-leading outcomes. CCRM Fertility operates 11 fertility centers (including 26 offices) throughout North America, serving prospective parents in major metropolitan areas, including Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Houston, New York, Northern Virginia, Minneapolis, Orange County, San Francisco Bay Area and Toronto. For more information, visit www.ccrmivf.com, become a fan on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

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