At 16, Jaida Wand was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Normally, the chemotherapy treatment that followed would have left her with very little chance of having a family later in life.
But thanks to the new Fertility & Research Centre at The Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick, the schoolgirl was counselled about her fertility, and decided to have her eggs harvested at the FRC. Today she’s a 20-year-old psychology student who’s planning her first overseas holiday and hopes to one day have a family.
The Fertility & Research Centre, partly funded by The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation, is a first in Australia.
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