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Acorn Appeal  - Fund number Q839 - 

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TOTAL RAISED SO FAR: £3049



At the Leicester Fertility Centre we aim to give all who come to us the opportunity to have a family. The success of Leicester Fertility Clinic is, in part, due to the centre's use of new technology. Infertility is one of the newest and fastest growing sciences in medicine and at the Leicester Fertility Centre we are always looking for ways to improve the quality of care we provide our patients.

Acorn (Assisted Conception Optimising & Recording of New Life) Appeal - fund number Q839

The success of Leicester Fertility Clinic is, in part, due to the centre’s use of new technology.  Infertility is one of the newest and fastest growing sciences in medicine and at the Leicester Fertility Centre we are always looking for ways to improve the quality of care we provide to our patients. 

Leicester Hospitals Charity A.C.O.R.N. Appeal aims to raise £60,000 for an Embryo Monitoring System with Time-Lapse Image Capture – a major advance in embryo culture, proven to benefit patient treatment and improve pregnancy rates.

Time lapse technology was introduced in 2009.  It allows monitoring of IVF embryo development without the need of removing the embryos from the incubator.

Embryo selection is optimised as time lapse monitors the rate at which the embryo progresses from 1 stage to the next.  The interval between stages is crucial to predict which embryos are genetically normal and have the highest potential to implant and result in a successful pregnancy.

It basically consists of an incubator with a camera that records a series of images at regular intervals. About 80% of all UK units have some form of time lapse technology. 

Some of the benefits include; improved outcomes in terms of live healthy babies, quicker time to pregnancy, standardisation of embryo development.


GERi Machine

If you would like to donate to the appeal please click the following link:

http://www.leicesterhospitalscharity.org.uk/