I'm very fortunate to be able to lead such an exciting project and meet such lovely people
Dr. Sheila Lane - Clinical Lead
Ovarian cryopreservation gave me confidence that I would survive and go on to live a "normal" adult life.
Lauren - Patient
As our research and programme expands, we are excited to work to preserve the fertility of more young people in 2017 than ever before!
The FFT team
Charlotte raises over £1500 for the Future Fertility Trust!
The latest FFT Fundraising Update
The Future Fertility Trust won first prize at the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons' annual conference in Amsterdam
Latest research updates from the Future Fertility Trust

Ten young people under the age of 25 are diagnosed with cancer every day. Eight will be cured; one of these eight will become infertile as a result of their treatment and will not be able to have their own children.

The Future Fertility Trust can help these young people by providing expert care and support to enable them to access the best possible fertility advice and treatment to help them preserve their fertility.

AboutUs

The Future Fertility Trust was set up by a team of doctors, researchers and tissue bank specialists from the University of Oxford and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It is dedicated to helping young people at risk of infertility gain access to expert care and advice. We offer a comprehensive tissue cryopreservation service for girls and boys alongside a dynamic research programme. We are the only Charitable Trust Fund in England dedicated to providing specific help to children and young adults at risk of infertility.

The Team at Oxford have been granted licences by the Human Tissue Authority and Human Fertility and Embryology Authority to collect, store and re-implant ovarian and testicular tissue.

We have already helped over 60 young people store tissue and benefit from our expertise but we need to help even more young people who face infertility – with your help this will be possible.

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We are a dynamic multidisciplinary team of clinicians, scientists and allied health professionals working together to provide a comprehensive, cutting edge fertility preservation programme for children and young adults.

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We offer a comprehensive ovarian and testicular tissue cryopreservation service for young people who are not eligible for standard fertility preservation treatment. The clinical service is embedded in an active research programme. We are happy to be involved with patients throughout their treatment pathway. We see and advise patients from the earliest possible point and give advice on appropriate fertility preservation options, before, during and after chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment.

TheScience

Finding out that you or your child has a life threatening illness is devastating. To then discover that the treatment required could cause infertility can be overwhelming. Discovering that there is treatment that can help you to preserve fertility gives hope. We have lots of resources to help you understand our fertility preservation programme and hearing the stories that have gone through the process before you can be reassuring.

Ovarian tissue cryopreservation programmes have been running in a number of large centres around the world for at least 15 years. Published data on successful pregnancy rates for this technology is very encouraging, with over 50 births recorded from cryopreserved ovarian tissue around the world. We also will share recent research if you are interested in reading more detail.

GetHelp

Whether you are a patient, parent or a practitioner, this section has plenty of helpful information for you to reference.

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If you are worried that you or your child is at risk of infertility due to illness or treatment you should discuss this with your doctor. We have produced some information leaflets that explain the treatment options that you may wish to consider.

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Referrals will be accepted from medical practitioners looking after children and young people who, due to treatment, are at risk of premature infertility.

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If you have further questions or would like more details, please contact us.

GetInvolved

It is devastating to be told you have cancer and it is hard to think beyond the diagnosis. It important however to consider the future as over 80% of young cancer patients now survive. I in 8 young adults who survive their treatment will have to come to terms with being infertile, often at a very young age. It is important that everyone has the opportunity to access expert help and advice. Please help us to provide this support and care for young people facing chemotherapy/radiotherapy.

This work is not funded by the NHS. We rely upon your help to be able to continue to be able to give expert help and advice.

Donate
Donate
Donate
Your generous support means we can provide specialist care so young people can get expert advice whenever they need it. Help us provide the best fertility care in the world for young survivors of cancer treatment.
Fundraise
Fundraise
Fundraise
We rely on donations to fund our work to offer fertility advice and tissue preservation for young people with cancer. Nothing we do is possible without the generosity and support of people like you.
Spread the Word
Spread the Word
Spread the Word
It is surprising how often fertility is not discussed pre treatment and how many young people are not getting help when it is most needed – we need you to spread the word and ensure all people who need help know where and how to access it.