The National Foundation for Fertility Research is a collaborative of researchers doing ongoing groundbreaking research in this field. We share findings with reproductive medical communities around the world. We are the only place that combines the resources, the passion and the belief that progress can be made in the fight against infertility.
NFFR is conducting the kind of research responsible for advancing reproductive technology, which ultimately gives couples a real chance at having children of their own. That’s why supporting our research is the most important step you can take in the fight to end infertility.
Your dollars go to work right away. Our organization raises money and distributes it immediately to our research team, so we can begin to fulfill the dreams of hopeful parents everywhere. Donate now.
From the Laboratory to the Clinic
Research in Practice
The research began at NFFR in 2005 and in May 2007, the National Foundation for Fertility Research (NFFR) and the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM) began the world's first Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS) clinical study looking at all 23 pairs of chromosomes in a few cells removed from an embryo on day 5 of development. The goal of CCS is to only transfer embryos that have the correct number of chromosomes, thus increasing the likelihood of a successful outcome. Results show significantly higher pregnancy rates and lower miscarriage rates when compared to IVF without CCS, especially in women 38-42 years of age. Our findings are published in international peer reviewed journals to share with clinics and organizations around the world.
Ongoing research preformed by the National Foundation for Fertility Research is a valuable asset to couples struggling to conceive from Colorado to across the globe.
“We got married later in life but still wanted to build a family together. There were many challenges we had not anticipated. We began seeking treatment in 2000, and we are now blessed with two boys, Ethan, 7, and Mark, 3. The work being done by NFFR helped us fulfill our dream. I give thanks every single day for my children.”