This year, the name of our clinic changed to EUROPE IVF and the founder of the clinic, Dr. Kult, retired. Dr. Jan Rapsa MD, who has been working at the clinic since 2014, was appointed the new head consultant. We want to continue Dr. Kult's excellent work and increase our efforts to improve the quality of treatment for couples around the world. We are putting further innovations into practice and these will contribute to the successful culmination of the treatment process. Your happiness is our greatest reward.
2019 was the most successful in the clinic’s history so far. We managed to increase the number of procedures and treated clients. The number of embryo transfers came close to 1,500 for the first time. We treated patients from a total of 37 countries this year.
We saw another significant increase in the number of procedures in 2017 and 2018, mostly among Czech and English-speaking clients. We received accreditation from the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic in 2017 to organise educational programmes in the field of Reproductive Medicine as part of postgraduate education. The number of couples from Germany increased by 13% in 2018. We helped women of fertile age freeze their eggs for later use.
The number of procedures performed at our clinic increased by 50% in 2015 and the success rate of procedures reached 68%.
The number of procedures continued in an upward trend in the following years, while maintaining a long-term high level of success. We also saw an increasing number of single embryo transfers (SET) and an increasing number of patients who underwent 1 or 2 IVF cycles at other clinics and decided to turn to us.
We are delighted that we are also achieving similar results in the under 35 and 35 to 40 age groups, both with their own and donated eggs. In treatment using donated eggs, we managed to increase our success rate by 11% in the 35 to 40 age group compared to the previous year.
In 2013, we performed embryo transfers for more than 600 infertile women at our clinic with a success rate of over 60%. The following year, we achieved a success rate of 66% thanks to the latest trends in the embryology laboratory.
Dr. David Kult founded the Europe IVF International Fertility Clinic, which has provided top quality care for foreign and national clients since its inception.