Join the Sharing Hope Program
We are inviting your fertility center or sperm bank to become a part of the LIVESTRONG Sharing Hope program which connects recently diagnosed cancer patients to discounted fertility preservation options before beginning cancer treatment. We help facilitate this process through LIVESTRONG's navigation services, providing emotional and resource support for cancer patients and their loved ones.
Being a part of the Sharing Hope program means giving cancer survivors the opportunity to plan for a family when they are ready. Participating centers offer to provide a discounted rate on their egg freezing, embryo freezing and/or sperm banking services to cancer patients who meet diagnosis, treatment and income criteria. LIVESTRONG connects our constituents to these participating centers when they are interested in pursuing preservation and we facilitate the entire patient application and approval process.
There is no direct exchange of money or individual grants offered.
Why Participate in the Sharing Hope Program?
- Participation is free and new agreements can be initiated at any time
- By providing discounted preservation services, you will be part of increasing access and awareness to fertility preservation options for those with a cancer diagnosis
- LIVESTRONG oversees aspects of the application process and communicates approved patients to you in a timely and efficient manner
- Select pre-cycle medications are donated to through an exclusive relationship with EMD Serono, Inc.
How do you join the Sharing Hope Program? Review the Sharing Hope Program Manual and FAQs to ensure your organization can meet the criteria to become a participating center
Sharing Hope Program for Women Manual
Sharing Hope Program for Men Manual
Review the Patient Application to become familiar with the patient eligibility criteria and approval process.
Sharing Hope Program for Women-Criteria and Application
Sharing Hope Program for Men-Criteria and Application
Complete the 2011 Sharing Hope Agreement, identifying your discounted rates and contact information *Note: Separate agreements need to be completed for participation in the program for men and the program for women.
Fertility Center Agreement to Participate in LIVESTRONG's Sharing Hope Program for Women
Fertility Center Agreement to Participate in LIVESTRONG's Sharing Hope Program for Men
Send signed Sharing Hope agreement electronically to emily.eargle@LIVESTRONG.org or by fax to 212-504-7966
Cancer and Fertility Information
Advocate for Insurance Coverage
Read the joint Position Statement by LIVESTRONG and the Cancer Legal Resource Center on the subject of health insurance coverage for fertility preservation in cases of iatrogenic infertility, like that caused by many cancer treatments.