July 19, 2023

The grand opening of the new GENESIS CRETE Assisted Reproduction Unit in Heraklion, Crete 

Assaraf Keren Dora from Monaco was the one who, together with 10 other children, cut the ribbon of the opening of Assisted Reproduction Unit GENESIS CRETE. She is the woman who in 2020, at the age of 42, was in menopause and managed to get pregnant after ovarian PRP. A little while later she had a beautiful baby girl. 

Assaraf Keren said she had read about the innovative PRP applied at the GENESIS ATHENS clinic, the injection of autologous blood plasma into the ovaries, aimed at rejuvenating the ovaries in perimenopausal women, for possible ovulation and pregnancy. She underwent a PRP injection in the ovaries at “Genesis Athens” and then Assaraf Keren got her period again and 3 months later she became pregnant by natural conception. She gave birth in Switzerland with a normal delivery in 2021 to a healthy baby! Moved, the protagonist of the opening ceremony referred to the happy event of the birth of her child and declared that she is a very happy mother and has a wonderful family, adding “I wish all women can experience this happiness, the joy of motherhood”. 

The opening ceremony was graced by the presence of the Archbishop of Crete, Evgenios, and representatives from the political and state leadership of Crete and beyond. Among them the governor of Attica, Mr. Georgios Patoulis, the president of the National Authority for Medically Assisted Reproduction, prof. Mr. Nikolaos Vrachnis, the president of the Hellenic Society of Reproductive Medicine, prof. Mr. Michalis Koutsilieris, the president of the Medical Association of Heraklion, Alexandros Patrianakos, representatives of scientific organizations, members of the university community and the medical world. In his speech, the Archbishop of Crete, Evgenios, who performed the consecration of the inauguration, pointed out the importance of the establishment of the new unit for the modern Greek family. The representatives of the local government referred to the choice of Crete for the establishment of the new unit, underlining the specificity of its position, but also the dynamics it develops in health structures. 

The regional governor of Attica, Mr. Giorgos Patoulis, referred to the contribution of such units to the development of medical tourism and to the successful course of GENESIS CRETE and its contribution to the treatment of infertility. 

Dr. Pantos, moved after the opening ceremony, stated that “our vision is to help every family who wants to have a child and also to contribute to increasing the number of medical tourists in Crete. To reverse the flow of infertile couples to Athens and for Crete to become a health tourism destination for inside and outside Greece”. The co-founder, Mr. Konstantinos Sfakianoudis, said that <<we identified the deficit that existed and saw that we can offer our expertise and so we proceeded to create the new modern Assisted Reproduction Unit that we inaugurated today>>.  

“Medical tourism in the coming years we believe will catapult our country to the top positions in Europe as we are already among the top ten. Assisted reproduction units like the one we are inaugurating today will contribute catalytically in this direction>> said the president of the National Authority of Medically Assisted Reproduction, prof. Mr. Nikolaos Vrachnis. 

GENESIS Crete has started a very important project within the Asklepiion Clinic in Heraklion, Crete and is carrying it out, giving smiles every day with the help of Mr. George Klados partner of Assisted Reproduction Unit GENESIS CRETE.