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Pediatric Oncofertility Patient Navigator

Kristin Smith is the National Patient Navigator for the Oncofertility Consortium.  Kristin, an expert in all aspects of the fertility preservation process, can link you to the Consortium Clinic in closest proximity to your home.  There are 18 hospitals throughout the country that are members of the consortium.  It is important that parents contact Kristin directly to be linked to the clinic best suited to your child’s situation.  Kristin can be reached via FERTLINE:  (866) 708-3378

Kristin can also be reached via email at:  ksmith@nm.org

Please follow this link to become better acquainted with Kristin and her role in the Oncofertility Consortium:  www.fertilitypreservation.northwestern.edu

 

The Oncofertility Consortium

The Oncofertility Consortium, based at Northwestern Medical Center in Chicago, is composed of 15 hospitals that address fertility preservation in children.  Please use the following link to access the wealth of information provided by the Consortium:

www.oncofertilitynorthwestern.edu

Consortium Members offering Pediatric Fertility Preservation

University of Alabama-Birmingham Children’s Hospital — www.childrensal.org

Phoenix Children’s Hospital — www.phoenixchildrens.org

California-Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) and UC-Irvine (Pediatrics) — www.choc.org

Stanford University — www.stanfordchildrens.org

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center — www.connecticutchildrens.org

DC-Children’s National Medical Center — www.cnmc.org

Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago — www.luriechildrens.org

University of Louisville — www.kosairchildrenshospital.com

Mayo Clinic — www.mayoclinic.org

Infertility Center of St. Louis, St. Lukes Hospital — www.infertile.com

University of North Carolina — www.uncchildrens.org

Montefiore/Albert Einstein, New York — www.cham.org

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center — www.cincinnatichildrens.org/service/f/fertility-preservation/default/

Olivia Jaworek Frias, R.N., Fertility Navigator

Olivia.Jaworek@cchmc.org

Seattle Children’s Hospitalwww.seattlechildrens.org

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia — www.mwrif.org/220

Fertility Preservation Program in Pittsburgh — www.fertilitypreservationpittsburgh.org

Coordinators:  Karen Peters & Hanna Valli

fertilitypreservation@upmc.edu

 

Patient navigator, Kristin Smith, is prepared to help parents choose the best match between clinical centers and their child’s situation.

 

Regional Sites Offering Pediatric Fertility Preservation:

South Carolina:  Coastal Fertility Specialists — www.coastalfertilityspecialists.com

John A. Schnorr, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Reproductive Endocrinologist

(843) 883-5800

Florida:  Center for Reproductive Medicine —   www.ivforlando.com

(407) 740-0909

Additional Informational Websites:

American Society of Clinical Oncologywww.Cancer.Net

 

ReproTech Ltd. — www.ReproTech.com

ReproTech is the cryo-preservation facility that serves many fertility preservation providers throughout the country.  They have worked with LiveSTRONG to provide discounted storage fees for cancer patients who qualify.  Further, they have established their own program for assisting families with storage fees, Verna’s Purse (www.vernaspurse.org).  The company offers a discussion of fertility preservation at www.reprotech.com/fertility-preservation-101. Freezing centers participating in their Fertility Preservation Network can be found at www.reprotech.com/find-a-freezing-center

 

Cancer SurvivorLink — www.cancersurvivorlink.org     

This important website for cancer survivors, parents, and health care professionals is a communication tool to:  learn about survivorship; store important health documents; share these documents with appropriate healthcare providers.  The website was designed by the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

PORF recommends this website to all pediatric cancer survivors, their parents, and healthcare providers.