Young women who want to preserver their fertility for medical or social reasons are not the only ones who benefit from advances in the technology.
Women who are no longer able to achieve a pregnancy with their own eggs now have more options for egg donation because of frozen egg banks.
When using "fresh" egg donation, women's menstrual cycles have to be coordinated for the egg retrieval and transfer. Many donor egg recipients have difficulty finding an egg donor during the time period that works for them. Frozen donor eggs can be available immediately and can reduce the price of egg donation by as much as 50 percent. It is a much simpler process.
When you are considering egg donation through a frozen egg bank, here are some questions to ask:
- How much does frozen egg donation cost at your facility? Does this include the fertility drugs needed for the cycle?
- Do you have age restrictions for your recipients?
- What are your age restrictions for your egg donors?
- How large is your selection of egg donors?
- Where do your egg donors come from?
- What information and photographs do you share about your egg donors?
- What success rates data do you have for live births from frozen eggs?
- Once I have selected an egg donor, what are the next steps? How often do I have to travel to the frozen egg bank, and how long does the process take from start to finish?
November 12, 2012
Posted by Leigh Ann Woodruff