Marquesa de Vilallonga, 12, Despacho 21, Barcelona, Spain
The essence of our history is to give life.The history of the Cefer Reproductive Institute is the history of a dream: the hope of helping thousands of people and couples to give birth to a new life.
Do you know that the Cefer Reproductive Institute started its career in 1977 when we launched the first sperm bank in Spain? That event marked the beginning of our aim: the study and treatment of fertility problems in men and women. Beyond the aim, our dream is to help in the birth of new lives.Little by little, we were adding more means, resources, specialists, and facilities. In Spain we used for the first time in 1982 the advanced technique of the in vitro fertilisation (IFV) and we started the first egg donation program in 1993. We were the second centre in the world to use the semen washing in HIV-positive men or with Hepatitis C in order to avoid pregnancy at the risk of infecting the partner.Other significant date for us is 1999, when thanks to Dr. Simón Marina we published the first study in the world about how to get sperm from paraplegic men who cannot ejaculate. Furthermore, in 2001 we created the first egg bank of Spain.But without doubt, every day is our favourite date, when thousands of people send us their questions, come to visit us or are treated in our facilities.