For one in eight couples in the U.S., infertility is a challenge standing in the way of having a family. Women who pursue motherhood later in life or who have undergone cancer treatment may discover that they do not have healthy, viable eggs with which to have a family. For these women, donor egg is the only option for fertility treatment.
Approximately 16,858 procedures were done in 2012 using donor eggs, and with birthrates for U.S. women ages 40 to 44 hitting their highest point since 1967, donor egg usage will continue to rise.
"Advancements in frozen donor egg have given many women the opportunity to have the child they dream of," says Heidi Hayes, Executive Vice President of California Cryobank's Donor Egg Bank. Hayes should know — she has had two children through donor egg. She offers nine little-known facts about using frozen donor egg to have a child:
Armed with this new information, are you ready to find your donor match?
What is the cost, I have very limited funds and the cost of frozen eggs is holding us back? Isn't the cost of the eggs like 17,000?
Submitted by kelly anthony 6 years, 10 months ago
What is t total cost, egg and implanting it? And are payment plan options offered at most fertility clinics? I would never be able to pay $20,000+ on the spot. What should be my husband and my first step be if choose to take this route in growing out family? Is she success rate higher the younger you are? Thank you
Submitted by Ashley 5 years, 1 month ago
I did not use an egg bank. I worked with a private fertility office. We are using donor eggs, had ICSI, will have assisted hatching, and. will have the embryos screened for chromosomal abnormalities, and gender. Including my meds, the meds of the donor, freezing, and implantation I was quoted about $32,000. My insurance covered the majority of my meds which were going to cost about $1600. I applied for a discount program on the donors meds which saved another couple thousand. We got a loan through Lending Club to cover the rest. If additional implantation attempts are required it is supposed to cost under $5,000. Hope this helps!
Submitted by Christine 4 years, 6 months ago