There are many reasons why women struggling with infertility require egg donation to achieve pregnancy. Advanced age, multiple failed IVF cycles, poor egg quality, low ovarian reserve, chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment and premature ovarian failure are just a few common reasons.
Whatever your medical situation might be, we understand your goal is to have a baby of your own to love for a lifetime. Our dedicated and experienced Egg Donor team will work closely with you to help make this dream a reality.
Why use DIRM’s Donor Egg Program?
- Extensive donor list, locally and nationally
- Dedicated coordinator
- Minimal to no wait time to start a donor egg cycle
- We have the most cost-effective options in the area and will match other similar donor egg program pricing.
The Custom Donor Egg Program is offered to provide patients a more affordable treatment cycle with egg donation. Many egg donors produce more eggs than a single recipient needs, and this can result in many frozen or discarded eggs or embryos. Also, the cost of a donor egg cycle is expensive, which makes it too costly for many couples who opt to use a donor.
At DIRM, you may choose from an extensive list of anonymous donors who work directly with our office to provide our patients the opportunity to use local donors. The recipient who chooses the donor first is given the first priority and thus is the primary recipient.
Once a donor is chosen, the donor will need to receive self administered medications to stimulate her ovaries to recruit available eggs. These self administered medications are usually given over a period of 9-11 days, during which time the donor is monitored closely with hormone levels and ultrasound to watch the progress and development of the eggs. If it appears that fewer than 16 eggs will be retrieved, the secondary recipient will be notified of a possible cycle cancellation.
The donor’s eggs will be split between two recipients equally; with each recipient receiving at least 8 mature eggs. If there are insufficient mature eggs to allow for 8 mature eggs to each recipient, the primary recipient has the priority to receive the total number of eggs. The secondary recipient’s cycle would then be cancelled. In this situation, the secondary recipient will be responsible for only the cost incurred for their cycle medications up until the cycle is cancelled.
The primary advantage of the shared donor egg program is the reduced price for a donor IVF cycle. For those recipients who hope to have one or two children through egg donation, the shared donor egg program offers a great chance to achieve this goal at a much lower cost than traditional donor IVF. In turn, for those recipients who wish to have one child through egg donation, another advantage is the lower probability of having multiple embryos cryopreserved. This would reduce the number of recipients faced with the sometimes difficult decision regarding disposition of any remaining embryos.
DIRM is truly a place where dreams, through science, become reality.