Egg Donation

donationSome women are found to be incapable of producing viable eggs. These patients may elect to undergo IVF using eggs donated by another woman. The donor eggs may selected from a large inventory of cryopreserved eggs at a New York state licensed egg bank (MyEggBank). After a medical evaluation of the female and a semen analysis for the male has been completed, AFS will submit your demographic and contact information to a MyEggBank representative. The Egg Bank will call and assist in the selection of the frozen donor eggs. After the selection has been made, the frozen eggs are shipped to our laboratory. Prior to embryo transfer, the recipient receives natural estrogen and progesterone to prepare her uterus for implantation. When the uterus has been adequately prepared, the male partner produces a semen specimen and the eggs are thawed and fertilized with ICSI. The embryo transfer is scheduled for 3-5 days later. The resulting embryos will then be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

Who is a Candidate for the Donor Program?

You may want to consider oocyte donation if you do not have eggs of your own, if you carry a genetic disorder, or have shown consistently poor performance in prior IVF treatment cycles. Previous chemotherapy, surgical procedures on the ovaries, premature menopause, and absence of the ovaries from birth are some the more common reasons that donor eggs are required to become pregnant. In order to consider receiving donor oocytes, you must be in good health and have a relatively normal uterus. Your spouse’s semen analysis should be within the normal range, but low sperm counts are usable for IVF.

The Donor Registration Process

Costs: Frozen Donor Eggs Cost: $10,000 for 6-8 eggs.

Fertilization of Frozen Donor Oocytes

Laboratory Fees: $8,000

Cost of program includes:

  • Management of recipient cycle
  • Sonograms and blood tests
  • Fertilization of eggs with ICSI
  • Culture of embryos
  • Embryo transfer
  • Pregnancy test

Not included:

  • Cryopreservation of extra embryos
  • Medications
  • Prenatal care after conception

TOTAL COSTS: $18,000

Using a Known Donor for Egg Donation

When choosing a known donor, the donor is usally a friend, relative, or someone very close to you. Your known donor MUST be 30 years old or younger.

Cost of treatment cycle: $17,000 / cycle

Cost of program includes:

  • Donor screening
  • Donor testing
  • Donor instructions
  • Recipients cycle management
  • Sonograms
  • Blood tests
  • Egg retrieval
  • Anesthesia
  • Sperm prep
  • Fertilization and embryo culture
  • Embryo transfer

Not included:

  • Freezing of extra embryos
  • Medications