While frozen sperm has been available for years, the availability of a national pool of frozen donor eggs for in vitro fertilization is a new development.
The exclusive partnership between Donor Egg Bank USA and Arizona Reproductive Medicine Specialists is part of a unique collaboration between more than 100 of the leading fertility specialists in the country.
In the past, working with a (fresh) egg donor was the only option for women who were unable to produce their own viable eggs. This process requires the synchronization of menstrual cycles between the donor and the recipient who will carry the baby. The entire process of identifying a donor, screening, and treatment can take three to 12 months.
Now couples can obtain frozen donor eggs immediately and complete an IVF cycle in as little as one to two months. A frozen donor egg IVF cycle also presents a significant cost-savings to couples. While a traditional (fresh) donor egg IVF cycle can cost $25,000-$38,000, a frozen donor egg IVF cycle is approximately half the cost.
A recent announcement from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine announced that egg freezing should no longer be considered experimental, signaling that frozen donor eggs may soon become a standard fertility treatment, and could eventually replace the use of fresh donor eggs altogether.
ΓÇ£The availability of a national pool of frozen donor eggs is a significant advancement," says Dr. Drew Moffitt, of Arizona Reproductive Medicine Specialists, which has offices in Phoenix and Chandler. "Using frozen donor eggs is not only faster and more convenient, but is less costly, making this option available to more patients."
Couples have access to a national donor database offering a wide range of characteristics such as physical traits, ethnicity, education level and more. Frozen donor eggs also offer couples the option of having additional children with biological siblings.
ΓÇ£The most critical factor for patients pursuing treatment are the costs involved,ΓÇ¥ says Dr. Barbara Faber of Arizona Reproductive Medicine Specialists. ΓÇ£With Donor Egg Bank USA, if you donΓÇÖt have a baby, you can get your money back.ΓÇ¥
Couples using frozen eggs from Donor Egg Bank USA are offered a refund guarantee through the 100% Assured Refund Plan if the delivery of a baby is not achieved.
Donor Egg Bank USA is a frozen donor egg program developed through the collaboration of more than 150 of the country's top reproductive specialists and available at more than 100 locations throughout the United States and Canada. 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. Using frozen eggs from Donor Egg Bank USA requires less time than a fresh donor egg cycle (1-3 months versus 4-6 months in a traditional cycle), and is more affordable. Donor Egg Bank USA offers the financial security of a 100% Assured Refund PlanΓäó if a couple does not deliver a baby. Donor Egg Bank USA offers frozen egg fertility options to couples nationally and across the globe. For more information: donoreggbankusa.com, 855-344-2265.
Arizona Reproductive Medicine Specialists has offered infertility diagnoses and treatment for men and women at multiple locations throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area for over 18 years. With a mission to provide the most successful, highest quality medical care in a highly personal, sensitive and cost effective manner, and success rates to prove it, ARMS offers comprehensive refund and package plans including, the Attain IVF Refund Program, providing the best possible value to their patients. ARMS is the exclusive provider offering capexmd.com fertility specialty financing for treatment and medications. Dr. Drew Moffitt and Dr. Barbara Faber, are board certified REI specialists. Dr. Mark Johnson is board certified in reproductive endocrinology/infertility and board certified in medical genetics. All three REI specialists were named Phoenix Magazine Top Doctors in 2012. As an innovative leader in reproductive health, ARMS offers The Biological Clock Check, a simple, low-cost, safe assessment that gives an accurate account of a woman's ovarian reserve to help predict important fertility outcomes. In addition, ARMS sets itself apart from other fertility practices by working with each patient's organic cycles. The doctors and staff of ARMS are available 7 days a week, 365 days a year in order to meet the unique needs of each and every patient. For more information call 602-343-ARMS (2767) or visit www.arizonafertility.com