Frozen Donor Egg Cycle

Using frozen eggs is an excellent option for many patients. It provides an excellent probability for pregnancy at an affordable price. It is simple and can be done at a time convenient to the intended parents, as there is no cycling donor that they need to synchronize to.

Starting at just $22,000, prospective parents receive at least five viable thawed donor eggs. All eggs are ‘frozen’ using the most advanced method currently available: vitrification. When you select frozen donor eggs, we will thaw until we have at least five viable eggs. The number of donor eggs thawed are dependent on the number of donor eggs available and the Intended Parents request. The thawed donor eggs are then fertilized by ICSI with the sperm designated by the intended parents to create embryos. The embryos are grown in our laboratory to maturity and transferred into the prospective mother or designated gestational carrier. Surplus embryos can be frozen for future use. Intended parents are guaranteed at least two high quality embryos for transfer. Couples that in rare circumstances receive less than five viable eggs or have fewer than two embryos available for transfer may receive a full or partial refund if pregnancy does not occur.

WHAT IS THE COST OF A FROZEN DONOR EGG CYCLE?

Our frozen donor egg cycle starts at $22,000. The number of eggs you receive is dependent on the number of eggs available and the number of eggs you wish to thaw. All of the frozen eggs in the Donor Nexus Egg Bank are from proven, positive donors.

WHERE DO WE GET THE FROZEN EGGS?

The eggs in the Donor Nexus egg bank are from Donor Nexus egg donors that produce more eggs than we have assigned to intended parents for fresh transfer. These surplus eggs are vitrified and stored in our licensed cryobank.

HOW ARE THE EGGS ‘FROZEN’?

The donor eggs are technically not frozen – rather, they are vitrified. Vitrification is an advanced technique that allows eggs to be stored at -196 degrees Celsius (-320 Fahrenheit) with little or no effect on their function upon warming. At this temperature all metabolic activity ceases and the eggs are essentially in ‘suspended animation’. Although most eggs are used within months or years of being frozen, they are viable for decades at this temperature. The vitrification process is carried out by the experienced team of scientists at HRC Fertility in Newport Beach, California. The laboratory team in Newport Beach has been working with the vitrification process since its introduction into the fertility laboratory and is among the most experienced teams in the world. Their superior expertise and experience with this technique allows Donor Nexus to confidently offer frozen donor eggs to our patients with excellent results.