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ORM Fertility has been helping create families worldwide since 1989.
Founded with the goal of building the best fertility program possible, ORM is recognized globally for its consistently high live birth success rates, individualized care, and innovation leadership.
ORM’s state-of-the-art Fertility Center, located in vibrant downtown Portland, Oregon, comprises four floors of patient care facilities and houses ORM’s embryology and genetics laboratories
ORM’s fertility services and treatments include:
- In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
- Egg donation
- Advanced genetic screening
The drive to help patients be successful with their first cycle permeates every facet of the IVF process and customized patient care at ORM.
It lead ORM in 1999 to utilize the expertise of Intel clean room facility engineers, to develop its pioneering embryology laboratory clean room, one of the first in the world.
It has also been behind ORM’s commitment to making industry-leading genetic screening and testing available to its patients.
Doctors and medical team
ORM’s global practice is lead by Dr. John Hesla and Dr. Brandon Bankowski, who have helped patients from over 40 countries create their families through IVF, egg donation and surrogacy.
Both completed their training at Johns Hopkins Hospital—ranked #1 in US reproductive medicine for 20 years—and are recognized internationally for their professional excellence and commitment to improving their patients’ reproductive care.
The ORM medical team comprises more than 100 doctors, nurses, embryologists, genetic counsellors, psychologists, patient coordinators, donor coordinators, and financial coordinators among others.
Egg Donor Program and surrogacy at ORM
ORM’s in-house egg donor program is overseen by their physicians and clinical staff and they are proud of the exacting screening standards that they maintain.
Their dedicated matching coordinator helps ORM’s patients match with one of their fully (psychologically, medically, genetically) pre-screened egg donors and this contributes to a smoother process with fewer uncertainties and greater confidence.
ORM provides patients comprehensive information about their egg donors and anonymous, semi-anonymous, and known egg donation are all possible in ORM’s program. Around 80% of ORM patients needing an egg donor find one through their program.
They are convinced that ORM egg donors go through the most extensive screening around and only 7% that apply pass their rigorous standards. This is a key factor in their high success rates for patients using ORM donor eggs.
ORM has a core team that specializes in supporting their families who are working with surrogates. They have longstanding relationships with some of the best surrogacy agencies in the USA.
The medical team of ORM is able to help patients and their surrogates and egg donors, if they are also using donor eggs, seamlessly through their unique and complex journeys.
Advanced genetics at ORM
Uniquely among most clinics, ORM has an in-house state-of-the-art genetics programme.
ORM has a team of highly-experienced, full-time, in-house genetics counsellors that work with patients and are involved in the screening of every egg donor in ORM’s in-house program.
At ORM, they automatically test everyone that is contributing egg and sperm for the creation of an embryo for 100 recessive gene carrier diseases. This is significantly more comprehensive than standard practice among many clinics.
ORM believes that their patients should feel empowered to make informed decisions based on the latest technology and with accurate, up-to-date, and easy to understand information.