Most women experience a natural decline in ovarian function after age 35. Aging naturally causes a decrease in egg quality, which for some women may increase the need to use donor eggs in order to become pregnant.
Donor Egg IVF is a highly successful treatment option that is used for patients who no longer have quality eggs within their ovaries. Donor egg success rates are by far the best of all fertility treatments, due to the utilization of younger eggs during an IVF cycle, which are obtained from a friend/family member or through a donor egg bank.
Boston IVF offers one of the premier programs in the country, with high donor egg IVF success rates that make it possible for individuals and couples to realize their lifelong dream of becoming parents.
Our in-house Third Party Reproduction Program team will guide you every step of the way, help you to determine if donor egg IVF is right for you, and ensure you begin treatment with confidence.
Our third-party reporduction team is led by Dr. Brian Berger, who has served as Boston IVF's Director of the Donor Egg and Gestational Carrier Program for over 10 years. He is the recipient of numerous recognitions, including eight consecutive Boston Magazine Top Doctor awards (2013-2021).
donor egg ivf: the basics
The reproductive potential of some women is compromised because they do not produce eggs, produce low-grade eggs and/or embryos, or are carriers of a genetic condition.
An option for these women is to undergo donor egg IVF, which is done in conjunction with IVF treatment. Treatment with egg donation involves a woman who serves as an egg donor and a woman who serves as the recipient.
Donor Egg IVF can be used for women who have a healthy uterus, but who either have no eggs (women with early menopause or history of surgical removal) or eggs that have not responded to medications or IVF.
It is a process whereby the egg donor has eggs removed from her ovaries and then fertilized with sperm in our laboratory. The fertilized eggs (now embryos) are then transferred into the uterine cavity of the recipient woman for implantation and the establishment of pregnancy.
who uses donor eggs?
- women of advanced reproductive age
- gay men
- women who are carriers of a genetic disease
- women with egg-factor infertility
- women with multiple failures to conceive after IVF
- women with low response to ovulation induction
- women who've undergone cancer treatment
- women without ovaries
FRESH VS FROZEN DONOR EGGS
Fresh egg donation entails synchronization of menstrual cycles between the egg donor and intended mother. The donor and recipient must be local to one another. Synchronization can take between 4 and 8 weeks with the entire treatment process taking 6+ months.
Frozen egg donation offers freedom and convenience for both the egg donor and recipient. The egg donor is allowed to cycle at a time convenient for her, and her eggs are frozen as part of an ‘egg bank.’ The recipient (couple) choose from eggs that have already frozen and the entire treatment process takes less than 4 months.
Frozen donor eggs give you certainty that your cycle will NOT be canceled because of a donor fails pre-screening, has a low ovarian response or unexpectedly has a life event.
OUR EGG BANK PARTNERSHIPs
We offer convenient online resources for obtaining frozen eggs through our partnership with three of the nation's largest egg banks.
All frozen egg bank donors have been medically pre-screened, completed their egg retrieval, had their eggs frozen, and are ready to be selected.
Attend an INFO SESSION
Twice per month, Boston IVF offers established patients an opportunity to learn more about the donor egg process. Please get in touch with Cristina or Devin in our Donor Egg Dept. at (888) 300-BIVF (2483) for seminar dates/times or to reserve a spot.
DONOR EGG: FAST FACTS
- donated eggs are used only with IVF cycles
- for fresh egg donation (a friend/family member), the egg donor takes medications to stimulate egg production and then undergoes an IVF egg retrieval
- for frozen egg donation, eggs are obtained from an egg bank, thawed, fertilized, and the resultant embryo(s) transferred into the recipient’s uterus
- a donor’s eggs are fertilized with the partner’s sperm or donor sperm
- embryo(s) are then transferred to your uterus
Boston IVF has close relationships with two of the most reputable egg banks in the world.
At Boston IVF, we offer our patients two convenient online resources for obtaining frozen donor eggs.
All egg bank donors have been medically pre-screened, completed their egg retrieval, had their eggs frozen, and are ready to be selected. They offer swift treatment with little to no wait time regarding the start of a donor egg IVF treatment cycle.
tHREE RELIABLE Options
Frozen donor eggs are available for immediate use, so you can cycle at a time that works best for you. They will be shipped directly to our fertility laboratory.
All donors are healthy non-smokers between the ages of 21 and 32 and have undergone an extensive medical screening process before being deemed eligible for donation.
Frozen donor eggs give you the certainty that your cycle will not be canceled because of a donor's failed pre-screening, low ovarian response, or unexpected life events.
Browse an online egg donor registry, search donor profiles, and read comprehensive applications that will provide pages of information about medical history, aptitudes, work history, education, and personal statements.
Our frozen egg cycle success rates are equal to traditional IVF cycles.
Each egg bank offers a unique refund plan that can help to provide added financial peace of mind. Through these specfic plans, if you do not deliver a baby, you will receive a FULL REFUND.