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 RMA of Texas is part of an 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 half the cost.
"This is a significant advancement in fertility options," says Dr. Francisco Arredondo, of RMA of Texas, which has offices in San Antonio and Austin. "Using frozen donor eggs are less costly, so more people will now have access to this treatment option. In addition, Donor Egg Bank USA offers fertility patients who need to use donor eggs access to a much larger donor pool."
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.
"Many fertility patients fear that they will invest a lot of money in treatment, but will still end up without a baby," says Dr. Arredondo. "With Donor Egg Bank USA, if you don't have a baby, you can get your money back."
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.
RMA of Texas is a premier Texas fertility center with offices in San Antonio and Austin. RMA of Texas has one of the highest success rates in the state, and offers a unique, individualized approach to fertility care. RMA's state-of-the-art fertility centers and experienced staff aim to provide the most appropriate treatment, while using the most advanced and safest technologies available. Patients have access to Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS) which is the only validated form of pre-implantation genetic screening shown to be both safe and an efficacious method to increase the chances of successfully conceiving and having a healthy baby. For more information, see www.rmatx.com or call 210.337.8453 in San Antonio or 512.479.7979 in Austin.
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.