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What Are the Benefits of Using Frozen Donor Eggs?
If you’re over the age of 40, your doctor may have recommended IVF with donor eggs. The news alone is hard to swallow, but then you start reading about the various donor egg options: frozen donor eggs or fresh donor eggs. How do you know which to choose? Are there benefits to using frozen donor eggs over fresh donor eggs? In short, yes.
Here are some of the reasons why you might consider using frozen donor eggs for your IVF cycle:
- There is no need for coordinating the donor’s cycle with that of the intended mother. This eliminates the risk of either party not being ready for retrieval or transfer. It reduces the chance that your IVF cycle will have to be canceled.
- Vitrification makes egg freezing and thawing highly successful (similar success rates to fresh donor eggs).
- Costs are significantly reduced when using frozen donor eggs, particularly if you share a pool of donor eggs (and costs) with other couples.
To learn more about the benefits of using frozen donor eggs, the cost comparison of fresh versus frozen donor eggs, and where to find a frozen donor egg bank, click here to read this article by Fertility Authority and Dr. John Frattarelli of Fertility Institute of Hawaii. We are prepared to answer your egg donor IVF questions!
Watch as Dr. Isabelle Ryan of Pacific Fertility Center explains the benefits of using frozen donor eggs:
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