IVF Raffle FAQs

Q. If I buy an IVF raffle ticket and can no longer attend the event, can I transfer the ticket to someone else? 

A. No, the IVF raffle tickets are non-transferable.

Q. If I buy an IVF raffle ticket, do I have to attend the event to win?

A. Yes! In order to be eligible to win the IVF raffle, the purchaser of the winning raffle ticket must be present at Parental Hope’s Journey to Parenthood event on Saturday, April 21st, 2018. To purchase a separate ticket to the event, click here.

Q. How many IVF raffle tickets am I allowed to buy?

A. There is NO limit to how many raffle tickets a person can buy.

Q. How many total IVF raffle tickets is Parental Hope selling?

A. Parental Hope will be selling a maximum of 250 tickets.

Q. How much do the IVF raffle tickets cost?

A. The cost of an IVF raffle ticket is $100 prior to 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2018.  Thereafter, the cost of each raffle ticket increases to $125.

Q. Can I buy an IVF raffle ticket at the event instead of purchasing one in advance online?

A. NO. Due to Kentucky state laws, all IVF raffle purchases must be made in advance. Ticket sales will end on Friday, April 20th at 9:00pm.

Q. What fees/services are included in the IVF prize?

A. To see a full comprehensive list of inclusions and exclusions, read here.

In a nutshell, it covers the cost of a standard IVF cycle. This includes, the initial physician consultation, monitoring labs, monitoring ultrasounds, nurse IVF education session, physician fees for egg retrieval and embryo transfer and lab fees for egg fertilization.

Q. Is medication included? 

A. No. Medication is not included and will be the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner or Prize Transferee.

Q. Where is the IVF performed?

A. The IVF is to be performed at the offices of the Institute for Reproductive Health in Cincinnati, Ohio (“IRH”) on or before October 21, 2018. For more details about the Institute for Reproductive Health, please visit their website.

Q. What if I win the IVF raffle, but don’t have an infertility diagnosis, can I give the prize to someone else?

A. The IVF raffle prize is transferable one time.  Prize Winner or Prize Transferee must fall into one of the following three categories to be eligible to claim the prize:

*Have a medical diagnosis of infertility according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s definition of Infertility, diagnosed by a Reproductive Endocrinologist

*Intended parents are carriers of a genetic disease or chromosomal disorder that requires the use of ART services for healthy offspring

*Reproductive Endocrinologist has recommended ART services due to recurrent pregnancy loss.

Q. I know the raffle is for a Standard IVF cycle, but my Reproductive Endocrinologist has told me I need ICSI, PGD/PGS or Donor Sperm (due to Male Infertility).  If I were to win the raffle, can I tack on ICSI services, PGD/PGS services or Donor Sperm and self-pay for these additional services?   

A. The IVF Raffle is for a Standard IVF cycle. However, you can self-pay to add on services for ICSI or PGD/PGS or Donor Sperm (if indicated as a result of Male Infertility).

Q. Can I upgrade the IVF Raffle prize to a Donor Egg cycle, Gestational Carrier cycle or Co-Maternity cycle and self-pay the difference?

A. No.  There is a significant increase in complexity with female third party reproduction from both a medical and administrative perspective that exceeds the boundaries of our IVF Raffle prize.  Parental Hope understands the financial impact of female third party reproduction and we encourage you to take a look at the Parental Hope Family Grant; applications will be available at the beginning of February.

Q. Can single women or lesbian partners tack on Donor Sperm and self-pay for the additional service?

A. Absolutely! However, a diagnosis of infertility for the female patient (endometriosis, PCOS, decreased ovarian reserve, etc.,) is still required to be eligible.  Please note the IVF Raffle prize cannot be upgraded to a Co-Maternity cycle (see previous question).

Q. My partner and I are not able to conceive due to tubal ligation, vasectomy or other sterilization procedure.  Are we eligible?

A. A diagnosis of infertility has to independently exist for one of the partners,  apart from the consequences of a sterilization procedure.

Q. If I win the IVF Raffle Prize, what are Parental Hope’s expectations?

A. Prize Winner or Prize Transferee must grant permission to Parental Hope to share their story, name and image for public relations according to the Media Consent and Release Form.

For a full list of the terms and conditions of the IVF Raffle, please read here.

If you have additional questions, please email us at info@parentalhope.org

***All purchases are non-refundable.***