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10 Facts About Egg Donation that will Blow Your Mind

For the Cost of Egg Donation, a Woman Without Viable Eggs Can Give Birth to a Child Genetically Related to Her Partner

egg donationEgg donation has been a game changer for infertile women who do not have viable eggs but want to a child that is genetically related to at least one parent. Before donor eggs were available the only option for women without viable eggs was to use a surrogate and her eggs.

It could take years to find a surrogate that looked like the intended mother and then another couple of months to get her pregnant using IUI or IVF. Egg donation California has opened up a whole new area of reproductive technology and it is helping more people become parents all the time.

The egg donor cost is only part of the cost of the whole procedure, there’s also the cost of creating the embryos, storing any unused embryos, and implanting them into the mother or gestational surrogate. Here are some things you might not know about egg donation.

  1. The chances of a pregnancy resulting from the implantation of an embryo created with donor eggs is 60-65% on the first try, if there is a second try using frozen embryos there is an 80-90% chance of pregnancy from one batch of donated eggs. Those are pretty incredible numbers, and go to show you that egg donor cost are well worth it. After all, eggs from young women are much more likely to be fertilized, resulting in a viable embryo, than eggs from an older woman.
  2. The idea to donate eggs California may have come from the fact that the first American child born from egg donation was on February 3, 1984. The egg donation procedure was performed at Harbor UCLA Medical Center and the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine.
  3. The title of world’s oldest mother to give birth using donor eggs goes to a woman from India who gave birth to a daughter at the age of 69 through IVF using donated eggs. She didn’t let the cost of egg donation stop her from achieving her dreams of motherhood.
  4. Industry guidelines limit a woman to six egg donations in her lifetime. These guidelines are in place to limit the number of offspring from one particular donor and to prevent overexposure to fertility drugs.
  5. The US and UK are the only two countries that allow egg donor and egg recipients to be non-anonymous, all other countries require egg donors to remain anonymous. This is especially good news for people in the U.S. who want to use a relative or friend as their egg donor. In countries where the donor is required to remain anonymous, you can’t arrange for someone you know to be your donor.
  6. Some fertility centers have shared oocyte programs where women undergoing IVF, who have extra egg left over, donate them to women who need donor eggs. Since these eggs have already been harvested, the egg donor cost is low, but the egg recipients help with the cost of IVF for the donating mother.
  7. Only 10-15% of egg donor applicants make it past the first screening, approximately 10% make it past the final screen and are selected to be egg donors. Egg donors literally are 1 in 100.
  8. The average amount ofcompensation for egg donors can range from $5,000 to $10,000 plus expenses, depending on experience and the individual arrangements. In states like California, where egg donors are in high demand, donors may be paid  The cost of egg donation California will also be higher if the donor has traits that are in high demand, like a high IQ or attending an Ivy League college.
  9. The process of vitrification has made it possible to freeze and thaw eggs with no loss in quality. The same applies to embryos. This makes it possible to create as many embryos as possible from one egg donation then thaw one or two at a time as needed. If there’s a possibility that a family will want a genetic sibling a couple of years down the line this service is invaluable.
  10. Egg banks are changing the world of egg donation for the better. Since vitrification keeps the eggs viable for long periods of time, women can donate when it works for their schedule, no worrying about syncing their cycle with the intended mother. This level of flexibility is a huge bonus for both the egg donor and intended mother since they can both use their natural cycles. It also means the intended mother doesn’t need to wait for the desired egg donor to become available to donate, the eggs are already there and waiting. After all the time already consumed with fertility testing and IVF cycles, being able to go ahead with using the donated eggs quickly is a great relief.
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