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Donor Egg Bank USA

Donor Egg Bank USA is the nation's only frozen donor egg program to be developed through a collaboration of more than 190 of the nation's top reproductive specialists. Donor Egg Bank USA offers immediate access to a broad donor egg pool and uses advanced freezing technology to produce success rates similar to traditional (fresh) donor egg programs. 

Donor Egg Bank USA is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, and partners with top fertility clinics in more than 100 locations in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Donor Egg Bank USA offers frozen donor egg fertility treatment options to couples nationally and across the globe.

Technology

Donor Egg Bank USA uses the latest innovative egg freezing method known as vitrification to ensure the highest potential for success. The process was perfected by Michael Tucker, PhD, a globally renowned embryologist in the field of reproductive technology. Dr. Tucker is the scientific director at Donor Egg Bank USA. 

Egg freezing was traditionally done through a slow freeze methodology and had varying degrees of success. Using the slow freeze method, ice crystals would form within the egg and destroy the cellΓÇÖs structure.

The highly skilled embryologists working with Donor Egg Bank USA ensure frozen donor eggs with virtually the same quality as freshly retrieved eggs.

Process

Donor Egg Bank USA offers a significantly more streamlined and shortened treatment process when compared to traditional egg donor methods. Traditional methods require prescreening the donor, synchronizing the donor's and recipient's menstrual cycles, retrieving the eggs from the donor, and transferring fertilized embryos into the recipient -- a three to 12 month process. 

At Donor Egg Bank USA, eggs can be retrieved, frozen and banked, making them immediately available to recipients who select them from a donor database. A frozen egg cycle with Donor Egg Bank USA can be completed in as little as one to two months. 

Frozen Donor Eggs

Donor Egg Bank USA assures at least five to eight high quality eggs. A frozen egg cycle removes the risks associated with traditional fresh donor egg programs. Risks include a cancelled cycle because a donor fails pre-screening, has a low ovarian response or an incomplete cycle due to a donorΓÇÖs unexpected life event. Cancelled cycles can result in the loss of thousands of dollars for a recipient couple.

Donor Egg Bank USA donors are healthy non-smokers between the ages of 21 and 32. Each donor goes through an extensive screening process involving genetic and infectious disease testing, drug screening and a detailed psychological evaluation before she can be deemed eligible for donation. Donors represent diverse ethnic groups. 

Cost and Money-Back Guarantee

Donor Egg Bank USA is more affordable than traditional donor IVF cycles. A traditional fresh egg donor cycle can cost $25,000 - $38,000, while a frozen egg cycle at Donor Egg Bank USA is approximately half the cost. 

Donor Egg Bank USA has a 100% Assured Refund® Plan which provides up to six attempts and unlimited frozen embryo transfers for one fixed fee, and a full refund if the recipient doesn't deliver a baby.

Leadership

Heidi Hayes, MA, Chief Executive Officer

Michael J. Levy, MD, FACOG, President

Michael J. Tucker, PhD, Scientific Director

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Donor Egg Bank USA

Phone: 240-778-6210

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