The Donor Egg Bank Program at Fertility Solutions
Fertility Solutions is dedicated to providing comprehensive donor egg coordination and related fertility treatment to patients throughout New England. As a part of this commitment, we have formed a partnership with Fairfax Egg Bank, the “trusted choice for donor eggs”.
Fairfax Egg Bank has been in operation since 2006 and offers one of the nation’s largest selections of frozen donor eggs. As a result of our partnership, we are now able to provide frozen donor eggs to patients in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and all across New England; including Boston, Dedham, Providence, Woburn, Manchester, and more.
Frozen donor eggs offer several advantages to intended parents including immediate availability, fully screened donors, and lower cycle cost. As a result, many patients are now considering their options relating to donor eggs.
Fertility Solutions is proud to be the exclusive regional provider for Fairfax Egg Bank in Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
How It Works
Frozen donor eggs have already been retrieved from a donor and then vitrified or “frozen.” Once a patient has chosen a specific donor, a package of 6 frozen eggs will be sent to Fertility Solutions where they are thawed and fertilized. This process happens on a recipient’s own schedule and does not include a standard waiting period, which with fresh eggs can be up to six months for donor screenings and egg retrieval. For more information, please contact Fertility Solutions.
Fresh vs. Frozen Donor Eggs
Traditional egg donation dictates that a prospective egg donor be recruited, undergo a rigorous screening process, synchronize with the recipient’s cycle and collect the eggs which are then fertilized. This process usually takes between 3 to 6 months.
With the widespread introduction of dramatically improved egg freezing techniques, there has been a shift in the traditional paradigm of egg donation options. In 2012 the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) lifted the “experimental status” on egg freezing. Recipients can now choose between fresh or frozen donated eggs. Whether fresh or frozen the prospective donors are subjected to the same comprehensive and rigorous standards mandated by the FDA and as recommended by ASRM.
Advantages of Frozen Donor Eggs
- Frozen egg are immediately available
- No need for cycle synchronization
- Cycles can be scheduled when convenient for recipient
- Donor already fully screened
- Fewer cycle cancellations
- 100% chance of receiving mature eggs
- Lower cost per cycle
Advantages of Fresh Donor Eggs
- Closer contact of your physicians with the donor
- You may have the chance to ask the donor additional questions
- The pool of eggs collected are not shared or divided
- Higher fertilization rates and greater chance of having extra embryos frozen
- Higher chance of being able to have biological siblings
The use of third party reproductive options can be very rewarding. The success rate of using fresh or frozen donor eggs is typically much higher than success rates reported for the same age group in infertile women. However, only a consultation with a reproductive specialist and counselor can determine if this option is the right one for you and your partner.
We invite you to contact Fertility Solutions for more information about fresh and frozen donor egg options and treatments.