Donor Egg Packages
What is Egg Donation?
Egg donation is the process by which a woman, who is usually younger, provides eggs (ova, oocytes) to another person and/or partner for purposes of assisted reproduction so that the recipient of the eggs can have a baby with partner or donor sperm.
What is the Egg Donation process?
The fertility egg donation process involves retrieving eggs from a woman who has normally functioning ovaries. Following egg retrieval, the eggs are fertilized in the in vitro fertilization (IVF) lab using sperm from the receiving couple’s partner, or in certain situations with donor sperm. Following fertilization in the laboratory and growth of the embryos for either 3 or 5 days, the resulting embryos are transferred to the uterus of the woman who wishes to carry the baby. If a pregnancy is established, the receiving woman becomes the mother carrying the developing baby through the full term of the pregnancy and childbirth – with all the joys of experience that this affords.
With egg donation as an infertility treatment, thousands of couples have become parents with assistance. A couple may choose to know the identity of the woman donating the eggs, and vice versa, or the parties may choose to remain anonymous. Occasionally, a woman will have a younger sister, niece or friend donate eggs for them to use.
What is a Donor Egg Package?
A Donor Egg Treatment Package offers the patient the opportunity to use donated eggs during a cycle of in-vitro fertilization. Most ARC clinics have treatment packages designed for working with an egg donor or using frozen donor eggs from an egg bank. These packages vary in services and price depending on what type of donor (known vs. unknown, proven vs. unproven) and whether or not patients are using frozen eggs from an egg bank. When using a donor egg bank, the cost of the egg lot (including donor compensation and retrieval) is not generally included in the treatment package. Therefore, we have developed the ARC Donor Egg Lot which can be bundled in along with your treatment package.
If you are already seeing a fertility specialist in the ARC network, call ARC today (888-990-2727) to learn about the donor egg packages available at your clinic. If you’d like to be referred to a fertility specialist near you, please click on the button below.