Merrion Fertility Foundation
Merrion Fertility Foundation (MFF)
Merrion Fertility Foundation (MFF) was established in 2011 to provide financial assistance to those who require fertility treatment and who are unable to afford their treatment. It is set up as a charity and registered as an unincorporated voluntary association. All income raised by the foundation will be used to pay for fertility treatments at Merrion Fertility Clinic for those who apply for and meet the criteria for funding.
Who are MFF?
MFF is set up through Merrion Fertility Clinic by staff and friends who identified the need to help couples struggling to afford assisted reproductive treatments.
Merrion Fertility Clinic was established in 1998 by staff of the National Maternity Hospital under the leadership of Dr. Mary Wingfield. Initially the clinic provided Ovulation Induction and Intrauterine Insemination services. In late 2000 the services of Merrion Fertility Clinic were expanded to include a greater range of assisted reproductive treatments. Since 2005, IVF and ICSI treatments have been available on site and Merrion Fertility Clinic has evolved into a large clinic. The clinic has successfully completed over 2,000 cycles of IVF/ICSI maintaining high standards of care and an excellent track record of successful outcomes.
- We believe that access to fertility treatment should be a medical rather than a financial decision.
- We comply with Irish Legislation and practice in accordance with Irish medical Council Guidelines.
- As a not-for-profit charitable organisation we aim to provide affordable access to reproductive care.
- To raise money to fund treatments at Merrion Fertility Clinic for those who meet the criteria.
- To increase awareness of fertility issues in the general public.
- To encourage public funding support for fertility treatment.
- To encourage Private Health Insurers to provide cover for fertility treatment in private medical insurance schemes.