About RBA30 and Faces of Hope
Reproductive Biology Associates is celebrating three decades of compassionate care, innovative science and helping families achieve their dreams of parenthood. RBA30 is the name given to the celebratory year and this website, dedicated to the 30,000 “miracle” babies born during the past three decades through the partnership of RBA and parents who did not want to give up on their dream.
On Sunday, September 29th, 2013, over 2,000 moms, dads, children and babies came to Zoo Atlanta to celebrate and share in the excitement of this milestone and the joy of their own beautiful babies.
In the year leading up to the 30 year anniversary anniversary, RBA30.com was launched. This interactive, commemorative website allows families to share their beautiful photographs and stories. We call this collection “Faces of Hope.” While the walls of RBA’s offices and halls have hundreds of photographs of babies who have been born during our 30 years, the anniversary was the perfect time to let parents share their heartfelt stories with their families and friends!
RBA Families can continue visit the Share Your Story link to upload their photos and stories. The site has a simple way to share the stories on Facebook and Twitter. If your family is an RBA family, you are a special part of our history and we want your help to tell the story. Leave your message and photo on the Faces of Hope wall.
There is still so much to celebrate!
Reproductive Biology Associates has three decades of success behind them, and many firsts in the world of infertility medicine. Now, they are looking forward to the future and can see how current science will be able to provide ever more successful outcomes for patients facing fertility challenges.
Are you a member of the press and interested in media coverage? Please contact Denise Elsbree Smith at Trio Media Group for more information.
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Infertility affects 7.3 million people in the U.S. This figure represents 12% of women of childbearing age, or 1 in 8 couples. (2002 National Survey of Family Growth)
Infertility can be lonely and stressful. But there is hope and there are solutions. We at RBA understand. From the very beginning, RBA has been a world leader developing technology to overcome infertility and helping couples become families.
RBA was established in 1983 as Georgia’s first IVF treatment center. Our physicians have almost 200 years of cumulative experience in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility and they have achieved in excess of 10,000 IVF births. Our specialized treatment plans combine compassionate patient care with state-of-the-art technology, much of which our physicians pioneered.
RBA’s leadership highlights include:
RBA established as Georgia’s first IVF program.
RBA produces Georgia’s first IVF birth.
RBA is one of the first IVF programs in the United States, the first on the East Coast, to achieve a pregnancy from a frozen embryo.
RBA was the first IVF program in the world to report a baby born with the aid of a micromanipulation technique known as partial zona dissection (PZD).
RBA was one of the first IVF centers in the U.S. to report success with sperm retrieved through testicular sperm aspiration (MESA/TESE).
RBA established the first anonymous oocyte (egg) donation program in Georgia.
RBA reported the first birth in Georgia using a gestational carrier.
RBA became the first IVF program in the U.S. to achieve a pregnancy and birth through intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
RBA was the first IVF program in the Southeast to achieve a pregnancy with the aid of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD).
RBA reported the first births in the Western Hemisphere from frozen donor eggs.
RBA was the first clinic in the U.S. to introduce Lysed Cell Removal, an IVF technique which contributes to increased frozen pregnancy rates.
RBA was the first clinic in the world, to utilize PGD on frozen thawed embryos, both on live and lysed cells.
RBA creates World’s Largest Frozen Donor Egg Bank.
RBA celebrates 30 Years and 30 Thousand Babies!