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'Win A Baby': Monthly IVF Lottery To Launch

Post by Guest on Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:15 pm

The first IVF lottery is to launch in the UK later this month - giving prospective parents the chance to 'win a baby'.


Critics have branded the competition 'totally unacceptable'

The Gambling Commission has granted a licence to charity To Hatch, tickets for the controversial game will be sold online at £20 each and a winner selected every month.

The lottery begins on July 30 and those entering could win £25,000 worth of tailor-made fertility treatments at one of the country's top clinics. It will not just be limited to couples - single, gay and elderly players will also be able to take part. Winners will be given accommodation in a luxury hotel before being chauffeur driven for treatment. If standard IVF fails, they can be offered donor eggs, reproductive treatment or even a surrogate birth.

Read More:http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/IVF-Lottery-Charity-Launches-Competition-To-Win-Fertility-Treatment-At-Top-Hospitals/Article/201107116025198?lpos=UK_News_First_Home_Article_Teaser_Region_3&lid=ARTICLE_16025198_IVF_Lottery%3A_Charity_Launches_Competition_To_Win_Fertility_Treatment_At_Top_Hospitals



I can't believe that this is being allowed to go ahead. It prays on the heartbreak of those who desperately would like a family, those who can't afford treatment. Disgraceful Sad

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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:30 pm

Totally disgraceful!!!! The organisers should be locked up for exploitation!

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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:00 pm

I don't see anything wrong in it. My mates had IVF - it cost them £15K to have their lad.

Some people seriously have zero chance of raising that kind of money. They are not gambling for an actual child, just a course of medical treatment.

Don't all red arrow me at once Cool

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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:05 pm

Seren wrote:I don't see anything wrong in it. My mates had IVF - it cost them £15K to have their lad.

Some people seriously have zero chance of raising that kind of money. They are not gambling for an actual child, just a course of medical treatment.

Don't all red arrow me at once Cool

Think about those people that lose, how heartbroken they will be.

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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:15 pm

Well, I've had IVF so I guess I know it can be heartbreaking. I am lucky though, it wasn't the be all and end all for me.

For many women it can be and I don't think that people's desperation should be allowed to be taken advantage of for financial gain Sad

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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:46 pm

Feelthelove wrote:Well, I've had IVF so I guess I know it can be heartbreaking. I am lucky though, it wasn't the be all and end all for me.

For many women it can be and I don't think that people's desperation should be allowed to be taken advantage of for financial gain Sad

Well that's a fair point there. People could maybe pin their hopes on it and be very depressed if they don't win. I don't suppose the company doing it will invest the profits into anything noble either.

I don't know much about the company proposing this but it'll probably be a complete money making exercise bah!

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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:11 pm

Seren wrote:

Well that's a fair point there. People could maybe pin their hopes on it and be very depressed if they don't win. I don't suppose the company doing it will invest the profits into anything noble either.

I don't know much about the company proposing this but it'll probably be a complete money making exercise bah!

What scares me most Seren is what next? "Win a donor Heart"? It's praying on vulnerable people, very strong emotions for some No

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Re: 'Win A Baby': Monthly IVF Lottery To Launch

Post by Guest on Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:18 pm

Feelthelove wrote:

What scares me most Seren is what next? "Win a donor Heart"? It's praying on vulnerable people, very strong emotions for some No

Thin edge of the wedge eh?

Do you feel that IVF should be available on the NHS though?

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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:29 pm

Seren wrote:

Thin edge of the wedge eh?

Do you feel that IVF should be available on the NHS though?

The treatment we received was part funded by the NHS. Some of the treatment needed specialists which we paid for in a private clinic.

I have mixed feelings about the availability of treatment on the NHS. I do believe it should be consistent, not dependent on where you live. As I've said many times, we are lucky to have been able to move on. Many can't and for my heart goes out to them. There are other ways to have little ones though, adopt, foster and it can be very rewarding I love you

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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:34 pm

Feelthelove wrote:

The treatment we received was part funded by the NHS. Some of the treatment needed specialists which we paid for in a private clinic.

I have mixed feelings about the availability of treatment on the NHS. I do believe it should be consistent, not dependent on where you live. As I've said many times, we are lucky to have been able to move on. Many can't and for my heart goes out to them. There are other ways to have little ones though, adopt, foster and it can be very rewarding I love you

Well I can't seeing any argument against having the latest medical intervention provided by the NHS (the way the NHS treatments are now a postcode lottery is beyond me)

I feel that more education should be given to young women - and men - about the perils of putting off having children and the effects of long term contraceptive drugs. They just dole this stuff out to kids without any information, it wouldn't do any harm to tell them that fertility drops after 35 for example. Even a horny 16 year old can grasp that concept surely.

Maybe we will see more and more career minded women freezing their eggs in their early 20's.

Brave New World here we come

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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:47 pm

Seren wrote:

Well I can't seeing any argument against having the latest medical intervention provided by the NHS (the way the NHS treatments are now a postcode lottery is beyond me)

I feel that more education should be given to young women - and men - about the perils of putting off having children and the effects of long term contraceptive drugs. They just dole this stuff out to kids without any information, it wouldn't do any harm to tell them that fertility drops after 35 for example. Even a horny 16 year old can grasp that concept surely.

Maybe we will see more and more career minded women freezing their eggs in their early 20's.

Brave New World here we come

Thank you for not tip toeing around the subject Seren, it drives me crazy I love you x

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Re: 'Win A Baby': Monthly IVF Lottery To Launch

Post by Guest on Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:50 pm

Feelthelove wrote:

Thank you for not tip toeing around the subject Seren, it drives me crazy I love you x

Well I had some "tweaking" done, shall we say, not IVF but some help and mine was free on the NHS so I wouldn't deny others that same help and more if they needed it.

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Re: 'Win A Baby': Monthly IVF Lottery To Launch

Post by victorismyhero on Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:55 pm

Feelthelove wrote:The first IVF lottery is to launch in the UK later this month - giving prospective parents the chance to 'win a baby'.


Critics have branded the competition 'totally unacceptable'

The Gambling Commission has granted a licence to charity To Hatch, tickets for the controversial game will be sold online at £20 each and a winner selected every month.

The lottery begins on July 30 and those entering could win £25,000 worth of tailor-made fertility treatments at one of the country's top clinics. It will not just be limited to couples - single, gay and elderly players will also be able to take part. Winners will be given accommodation in a luxury hotel before being chauffeur driven for treatment. If standard IVF fails, they can be offered donor eggs, reproductive treatment or even a surrogate birth.

Read More:http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/IVF-Lottery-Charity-Launches-Competition-To-Win-Fertility-Treatment-At-Top-Hospitals/Article/201107116025198?lpos=UK_News_First_Home_Article_Teaser_Region_3&lid=ARTICLE_16025198_IVF_Lottery%3A_Charity_Launches_Competition_To_Win_Fertility_Treatment_At_Top_Hospitals



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'I'll launch games for cancer drugs and care homes too,' claims IVF lotto lady

Post by Guest on Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:09 am

Feelthelove wrote:

What scares me most Seren is what next? "Win a donor Heart"? It's praying on vulnerable people, very strong emotions for some No

I must be psychic............... Evil or Very Mad

'I'll launch games for cancer drugs and care homes too,' claims IVF lotto lady


The woman who set up a controversial IVF lottery has boasted of her plans to launch similar competitions to win cancer drugs and fees for care in old age.

Camille Strachan has been at the centre of a row over ethics after offering childless couples and singles the chance to win £25,000 worth of fertility treatment, including a round of IVF, donor eggs or the opportunity to use a surrogate.

Last night, she told The Mail on Sunday of her plans to extend the lottery for other charities which might want to set up their own ‘sensitive’ competitions.


Camille Strachan, founder of the controversial IVF lottery charity, To Hatch wants to set up similar contests for people to win cancer drugs and care for the elderly

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2013052/Ill-launch-games-cancer-drugs-care-homes-claims-IVF-lotto-lady.html#ixzz1Rgx0W24i

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Post by Guest on Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:12 am

I'm speechless!

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