Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Why are disabled veterans being denied the right to have children? -- things that make you go Seriously WTF?

Why are disabled veterans being denied the right to have children? -- things that make you go Seriously WTF?
I came across this article today and it ripped me to shreds.,0,4501470.story

Veteran, by definition means they have done fighting!  So why are they fighting still? And fighting for the right to have a child at that?  If we follow the VA’s logic for a moment then this is how I understand what is being told to our returning soldiers – “Hey, we are really sorry that this dangerous job we sent you on caused you such injury that you can no longer have a child but guess what, not our problem, better luck next time?  Is this what our vets deserve?
I am putting some funds aside to help at least 12 veterans in a similar situation for 2013.  We will cover their IVF and transfer and they will just pay for the meds.  It is my hope that we will be karmically rewarded so that we can extend this to more veterans soon.  Thank you for your service, it’s not your fault for being a part of a meaningless war, but we will help you where the government has failed to do so. 
I know this blog will trigger responses by others who also feel they suffered a grave injustice and should get a similar offer (and others who will lecture us that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not meaningless who will be ignored as if they were wearing tinfoil hats), my heart goes out to all of you (vets that is not tinfoil hat wearers), but our company’s coffers can only reach so far.  Having said that, I am working on a program called “Free IVF” which will be ready by Feb 2013, if you want to know more about it, drop us a line with the subject line: Free IVF and I will get back to you as soon as it is completed.

Rudy Rupak, CEO

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Indian Egg Donors

In an effort to reduce costs, some people will look for an Indian Egg Donor but are then disappointed with the selection that is presented to them.  The simple fact of the matter is that the reason a lot of young Indian egg donors do not want to be egg donors is that there is a stigma attached to losing ones virginity if the do this (more to the point, their hymen might be broken) and in a paternalistic society this is a huge deal.  PlanetHospital understands the cost factors involved and is trying to find ways to get more quality women to become egg donors.  However, recently we have learned from a few clients that some unscrupulous Indian surrogacy companies and agencies will send a photo of someone like this as a potential donor.

but then they have no way of knowing if THIS is who actually showed up to provide her eggs (unless the intended parent is physically there).

How do you protect yourself?  Well, PlanetHospital is physically there, we independently verify this and let you know.  This way, our reputation and business is on the line.  We started doing this since 2010 because we too were victims of this egg donor bait and switch by .  Curiously no other company has been doing this still (and it's not like we are hiding this from anyone!).  Just something to keep in mind when choosing whom to work with.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Future is Bright

It is amazing to see how far along we have come in science and technology. Years ago there were no options for those who were desperate for a family. I am happy to know that I can be a part of something so wonderful!

I have only been with PlanetHospital for around one year but it is a great feeling to know that you are part of a bigger picture. That you are part of something amazing and working to be able to give couples the gift of a family!

I have been in the medical tourism field for a few years now. Having worked with the Medical Tourism Association (MTA) and a few other companies I have really seen the industry take off into new directions. Now that I am with PlanetHospital I see that our future is bright. That today anything is possible. I am just excited and proud that I am able to be a part of such a wonderful endeavor.