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CHEN - Patient Fertility Association

Identification number in the register: 53770615615-48
Registration date: 07/04/2011 11:17:46

The information on this entity was last modified on: 11/03/2014 10:09:22
The date of the last annual update was: 11/03/2014 10:09:22

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

CHEN - Patient Fertility Association

CHEN

NGO

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Vitkin, 13
Holon 5851063
ISRAEL

(+9723) 5050345

(+9723) 5050345

The “CHEN” association was established in order to help people with fertility problems in Israel as fully volunteered NGO.
I, with the help of my husband, founded CHEN in 1998, after our two children were born. Both our children were born after extended treatments and by egg donations.
Medical statistics show that there are about 160,000 couples with fertility problems in Israel (about 10 percent). In Israel, socio-cultural standards encourage every one to have children. “CHEN” was named after my late father, who passed away just three weeks before my eldest son was born. CHEN is based on voluntary manpower only. Currently there are 25 activists on the board and the executive team . 1700 couples are currently members of the association. We are fully voluntary.
Our main activity areas are:
• Support at a personal level - Provided by a “hot line” that helps people by listening to their problems, providing them with encouragement, information, advice and moral support, and by talking to people with a 1st hand understanding of their situation. Also, support groups for patients and for their families.
• Fertility tourism to Israel – International assistance providing fertility treatments and touring of Israel. We are currently promoting a project that encourages couples from all over the world to come to Israel for their IVF treatments as well as for a visit to the holy land of Israel. It’s cheaper, and our local, highly professional medical doctors and facilities provide success rates that are second to none.
• Health Service Providers & Government - We help our members to cope with official Health Service Providers, that sometimes do not supply the needed treatments and medications that are covered by the National Health Bill. We are campaigning so the government will update the National Health Bill, to include new medications & treatments.
• Legislative – The new law was completed beginning of June 2010 . The Knessett vote the second and third vote for it.

There is hope for 5,000 women waiting for an egg donation and the waiting time is between 6-12 months.
The law will allow every woman that wants to donate eggs to do so.
• Support groups - we organize support groups for patients and their families and lectures all over Israel including in “Rahat”, a Bedouin city in the Negev.
Cooking Workshop – In order to create a support group and overcome the shame of being infertile, we establish a cooking workshop to assist the couples to network with other couples.

• Patient-to-patient net – this is a personal support net. A patient that already gave birth and has finished her treatments, now support another “new” patient in her first steps.
• Legal help & advice - we provide free legal advice by our volunteer lawyers.
• International activities – we are members of the Fertility Europe the European fertility patients and ICSI – the international board of patients fertility associations, we support countries that are less progressive in the fertility field and we are part of international surveys and research activities.
• Lectures - We lecture in high schools to enhance public awareness regarding fertility – how to maintain your fertility in the future and be aware of diseases.

• Children play soccer pro-fertility - Children age 10 years old played soccer. 4 groups played: One from the city of Holon the city of children in Israel, one from Haifa. One team from the drowse city Daliyat-El-Carmel, the host city and one from the Christian city of Nazareth. The cup was a mutual project of Chen - Patient fertility association and the municipality of the city of Holon and Daliyat-El-Carmel.

    Person with legal responsibility

Ms  Ofra Balaban- Kasztelanski

Chair person

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Ofra Balaban- Kasztelanski

Chair person

    Goals / remit

עמותת חן לפריון וחיים
CHEN - Patient Fertility Association
ויתקין 13, חולון 58510 טל. 03-5050345
Tel: 972-3-5050345 13 Vitkin St. Holon 58510 ISRAEL
www.amotatchen.org
E-mail: amotat_c@netvision.net.il



The “CHEN” association was established in order to help people with fertility problems in Israel as fully volunteered NGO.
I, with the help of my husband, founded CHEN in 1998, after our two children were born. Both our children were born after extended treatments and by egg donations.
Medical statistics show that there are about 160,000 couples with fertility problems in Israel (about 10 percent). In Israel, socio-cultural standards encourage every one to have children. “CHEN” was named after my late father, who passed away just three weeks before my eldest son was born. CHEN is based on voluntary manpower only. Currently there are 25 activists on the board and the executive team . 1700 couples are currently members of the association. We are fully voluntary.
Our main activity areas are:
• Support at a personal level - Provided by a “hot line” that helps people by listening to their problems, providing them with encouragement, information, advice and moral support, and by talking to people with a 1st hand understanding of their situation. Also, support groups for patients and for their families.
• Fertility tourism to Israel – International assistance providing fertility treatments and touring of Israel. We are currently promoting a project that encourages couples from all over the world to come to Israel for their IVF treatments as well as for a visit to the holy land of Israel. It’s cheaper, and our local, highly professional medical doctors and facilities provide success rates that are second to none.
• Health Service Providers & Government - We help our members to cope with official Health Service Providers, that sometimes do not supply the needed treatments and medications that are covered by the National Health Bill. We are campaigning so the government will update the National Health Bill, to include new medications & treatments.
• Legislative – The new law was completed beginning of June 2010 . The Knessett vote the second and third vote for it. Now the regulations are being prepared for the law.
There is hope for 5,000 women waiting for an egg donation and the waiting time is between 6-12 months.
The law will allow every woman that wants to donate eggs to do so.
• Support groups - we organize support groups for patients and their families and lectures all over Israel including in “Rahat”, a Bedouin city in the Negev.
Cooking Workshop – In order to create a support group and overcome the shame of being infertile, we establish a cooking workshop to assist the couples to network with other couples.

• Patient-to-patient net – this is a personal support net. A patient that already gave birth and has finished her treatments, now support another “new” patient in her first steps.
• Legal help & advice - we provide free legal advice by our volunteer lawyers.
• International activities – members of the Fertility Europe, ICSI – the international board of patients fertility associations, we support countries that are less progressive in the fertility field and we are part of international surveys and research activities.
•Lectures - We lecture in high schools to enhance public awareness regarding fertility – how to maintain your fertility in the future and be aware of diseases.

•Children play soccer pro-fertility - Children age 10 years old played soccer. 4 groups: From Holon the city of children in Israel, one from Raien anad Eilot. One team from the drowse city Daliyat-El-Carmel.The cup was a mutual project of Chen - Patient fertility association and the municipality of the city of Daliyat-El-Carmel.
The goal is to deep the awareness that infetility can be at all religions.

  • European
  • global
  • national

    Activities

Infertility support for patient in every level including cross border fertility treatments.
Networking between organizations.
Cost of treatments for infertile couples cross Europe.
Doctors training for better medical treatment cross Europe.

Prevention project for youth - will adopt by FERTILITY EUROPE.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

10000

Our pro-fertility football cup is on its 8th year with lots of media involved.

Cooking workshop - in the last group 60% of couples concieved - this is more than double than the national rate of success.

We have 26 volunteers double than the last year.

Our prevention project - lectures in high schools will be an european project of FERTLITY EUROPE the umblrella organization for infertility patients in Europe.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Education
  • Public Health
  • Youth

    Membership and affiliation

3,400

  • BELGIUM
  • BULGARIA
  • CYPRUS
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • DENMARK
  • FINLAND
  • FRANCE
  • GREECE
  • HUNGARY
  • ITALY
  • NETHERLANDS
  • POLAND
  • PORTUGAL
  • ROMANIA
  • SLOVAKIA
  • SPAIN
  • SWEDEN
  • UNITED KINGDOM

Fertility Europe
Eshre
ICSI
EPHA

    Financial data

01/2011  -  12/2011

10,000 €

1,000 €

 €

 €

 €

1,000 €

9,000 €

8,000 €

1,000 €

< 50,000  €

We are fully volunteered NGO.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.