Fertility Clinic Appeals For First Patients To Join 18th Birthday Celebrations

Issue Date: 3 August 2005

Midland Fertility Services (MFS) is appealing to its original patients to join the clinic’s 18th birthday celebrations on 3 September 2005.

The clinic has registered more than 13,000 patients since it opened in 1987 but no longer has current addresses for some of them – especially those treated in the first few years.

“We hope that some of the patients with whom we have lost contact since their treatment in the 1980s and early 1990s will join us to mark 18 years of treating infertility and the birth of almost 3,500 babies,” said Heidi Birch, MFS director of nursing services and a member of the initial MFS team.

“We treat many people from the West Midlands and would be delighted to see some of our original patients and their growing families at our party.”

MFS moved to its current premises in Aldridge from Little Aston Hospital in 1993. Originally with a team of four, MFS now has 45 doctors, embryologists, nurses, scientists and administration staff.

If you are a former MFS patient and would like to join the party, please contact MFS on 01922 455911 or email: jill.anthony-ackery@midlandfertility.com for further details.

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MFS was established in 1987 and is licensed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to offer a range of fertility treatments and procedures including IVF, ICSI, egg donation, egg and embryo freezing and sperm recovery. In 2002 the UK’s first ‘frozen egg’ baby was born following treatment at MFS. In 2004 MFS celebrated the birth of the 3,000th baby born after treatment at the clinic and in June 2005, registered its 13,000th patient. Based in Aldridge and Wolverhampton, it treats both private and NHS patients.