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Where To Get Donor Eggs for Your IVF Cycle
Women who have experienced several failed in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles using their own eggs might consider using donor eggs for their next IVF cycle. Not unlike your first experience with the fertility doctor, finding a donor egg facility can be confusing and you may not know where to begin. The good news is, you have options:
- Your Fertility Clinic. Working with your fertility clinic to secure an egg donor has some benefits. You can use a known donor, like a relative or friend, or an anonymous donor in your fertility clinic’s donor database. If you choose an anonymous donor, you will review their profile and coordinate your IVF cycle to sync up with the donor’s cycle. Retrieval and fertilization of the donor’s eggs should occur right around the time your uterus is most receptive to receiving the embryo(s) in an embryo transfer. The cost of a fresh donor egg cycle will range between $30,000 to $40,000 depending on the cost of medications, donor fees, and the procedures involved.
- An Egg Donor Agency. Egg donor agencies maintain a database of egg donors for you to choose from. You may have to coordinate between the agency and your fertility clinic if your fertility clinic does not partner with an agency directly.
- A Frozen Egg Bank. Frozen egg banks often affiliate with fertility clinics across the country. You may choose to work with your fertility clinic’s frozen egg bank affiliate, or you may look into other frozen egg bank options. Donors at a frozen egg bank have been screened for mental and physical health, similar to donors at your fertility clinic. Your cycle will not have to be timed according to the donor’s cycle, as transfer can occur when it is most convenient for you. The cost of a frozen donor egg IVF cycle can be reduced significantly, sometimes 30 to 50% less than the cost of a fresh donor egg cycle, if the donor egg pool is shared with other recipients.
Take the guesswork out of finding a fertility clinic that specializes in donor egg IVF! Contact our Patient Care Coordinators at 1-855-955-BABY (2229) or by filling out the Contact Fertility Doctors Near Me form.
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