Gemme Dormiente was founded based on the ideas of reproductive specialist, Mariavita Ciccarone, MD, who works at a public hospital in Rome, Italy (San Carlo di Nancy Hospital). After contact with dozens of patients who lost their ability to have children because of aggressive therapies, she designed a reference website with the help of a group of volunteers.
Dr. Ciccarone wants to give support to patients affected by an oncologic disease or another chronic debilitating disease (e.g. chronic autoimmune disease or other diseases of unknown etiology) who are greatly fatigued by the painful and difficult medical and human path related to the management of their diseases so that their potential does not remain dormant! The Association offers patients an integrated support plan in order to protect their fertility, and preserve their reproductive health.
- Not sex-specific