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Donor Nexus Partners with CryoStork®

We are excited to announce that we have officially partnered with CryoStork®, the industry’s most trusted provider of temperature-controlled IVF shipping services. 

CryoStork® serves an integral role in our Frozen Donor Egg Program, allowing us to utilize their scientifically-enhanced technology and logistics expertise to ship our frozen donor egg lots domestically and internationally. We are proud to share that this superior shipping solution is included in our Frozen Donor Egg Cycles at no extra cost.


Deciding Between First-Time and Proven Egg Donors

You’ve made the leap to using donor eggs and now you’re searching high and low for the perfect egg donor. As you’re browsing egg donor profiles, you’re discovering all the decisions that need to be made. Oftentimes, one of the first decisions for donor egg recipients (intended parents) is whether they will choose a first-time egg donor or a proven egg donor. In this blog, we discuss important factors that should be taken into consideration, such as success rates and what the reality of going through a cycle with both first-time and proven donors tends to look like from our experience. 

What is the Difference Between First-time vs. Proven Egg Donors?


New Program Announcement! Independent Match Embryo Coordination

In the spirit of innovation and continuous effort to better meet the needs of our patients, we are proud to announce our newest program offering: Independent Match Embryo Coordination

What Is Independent Match Embryo Coordination?


What Does “Anonymous” Egg Donation/Embryo Donation Look Like in 2021?

Due to the increasing accessibility of commercial genetic testing, such as 23andMe and, Donor Nexus would like to acknowledge the uncertainty in maintaining permanent anonymity for individuals involved in an anonymous egg or embryo donation cycle. 

Although we give our best efforts in keeping the identity of each individual anonymous, there may be a connection established in the future if either party decides to independently pursue genetic testing.


What Your AMH Levels Mean (for Egg Donors)

In this blog, we cover everything egg donors need to know about AMH levels and the AMH blood test which is typically required for new donors.

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National Infertility Awareness Week 2021

Mark your calendars! This year, National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is April 18-24th. Founded in 1989 by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, NIAW is the largest public awareness campaign that addresses infertility. 

As a long-time supporter of RESOLVE, we at Donor Nexus are gearing up for another impactful NIAW!


Getting the COVID-19 Vaccination While Pregnant

Last Updated: February 10th, 2021



Donor Nexus Partners With Family Equality | LGBTQ IVF

Donor Nexus has been welcoming and offering family-building solutions to LGBTQ+ community members since our establishment in 2012. Now, we are excited to announce our partnership with Family Equality, an organization that is fighting to protect and support LGBTQ+ families. As stated on their website, the mission of Family Equality is to “advance legal and lived equality for LGBTQ families, and for those who wish to form them, through building community, changing hearts and minds, and driving policy change.”

Our Commitment to the LGBTQ+ Community


Egg Donor is a Genetic Carrier: What You Need to Know

As you browse through the Donor Nexus egg donor database, you’ve likely come across several profiles that indicate that the egg donor is a genetic carrier of a certain condition. This may sound alarming to intended parents at first, which is why we are here to explain what exactly it means and what you should do if your ideal donor is a carrier. The good news is that with proper screening of the male partner or sperm provider, your child will almost certainly not inherit the genetic disease. 

Before you decide not to choose a donor because she is a known carrier, it’s important to note that most of us are carriers of at least one genetic disease. We have over 20,000 genes and all it takes is a mutation in one copy of a particular gene to be a carrier of a genetic disorder. 


Embryo Grading

The grading of an embryo is determined by the embryologist at the time the embryo is frozen. It is a method used to evaluate the quality of the embryo.

For helpful information about embryo development and quality, we recommend this article by Remembryo: Complete Guide to Embryo Grading and Success Rates


Our Donor Embryo Success Rates for the First Half of 2020

The first half of 2020 has been such a challenging time for so many of us. With many fertility clinics closing and patients being unable to start medications, there has been a lot of uncertainty for patients seeking treatment.

During such trying times, feelings of sadness and hopelessness can creep up for those in the midst of a fertility struggle. We are proud to share some hopeful news with you...


How to Tell Your Child They Are Donor Conceived

The most important point to make when talking to your child about their conception is letting them know how deeply loved and wanted they are. So much so, that an entire team of people came together to bring them into existence and into your family.

One of the most delicate, yet important, questions for intended parents is, “how do I tell my child that they were conceived using an egg donor or donor embryo?” Although IVF using donor eggs or embryos offers amazing advantages, it’s also important to address these valid concerns to help alleviate any stress or fear that intended parents may feel. For parents who have chosen to disclose the information to their children, this blog shares some insights we have gathered from other families, including donor conceived adults and children themselves. Additionally, we share some resources, such as children’s books, to help you navigate the process of telling your child about their donor conception. 


Does Egg Donor Blood Type Matter?

You’ve narrowed down your egg donor search, finding the perfect egg donor who has all the characteristics you’ve been looking for. Then you realize there are many other aspects to consider, such as the donor’s blood type, and wonder if you need to factor that into your decision-making. Does the egg donor’s blood type matter? Interestingly, the answer is no. The donor blood type does not impact the outcome of the IVF cycle or the health of the child. One less decision for you to worry about!

“The donor blood type does not impact the outcome of the IVF cycle or the health of the child.”


Embryo Donation Cost Compared to Embryo Adoption Cost

We understand that when you're considering using donor embryos to grow your family, one of the first questions that comes to mind may be, “how much does embryo donation cost?” or "how much does embryo adoption cost?" In this blog, we provide an overview of donor embryo costs, including the cost to adopt an embryo. If you have any additional questions, the Donor Nexus team is always here to help.

Embryo Donation Cost


What Are My Options When Using Donor Embryos?

Anonymous vs. Open Embryo Donation

At Donor Nexus, our flexible embryo donation program offers anonymous and open embryo donation. We also provide “in-between” options to satisfy the wishes of both the embryo donors (donor parents) and the recipients (intended parents).  


Why I Decided to be an Egg Donor | Egg Donor Experience

In this video, Donor Nexus egg donor 1518 reflects on why she became an egg donor.

"Parents that embark on on this experience — that go down the road of egg donation — they’re so ready. They are so prepared to love and care for these children..."


NIAW: National Infertility Awareness Week 2020

NIAW (National Infertility Awareness Week) is here! Since starting in 1989, the NIAW movement has been hosted by RESOLVE, a non-profit organization dedicated to infertility advocacy and support. As an avid supporter of RESOLVE, Donor Nexus is proud to participate in the #ChangeTheConversation campaign and do our part to spread awareness, advocacy, and compassion regarding infertility. 

When is National Infertility Awareness Week 2020?


Baby Announcement: Twin Girls Born Via Embryo Donation!

We are excited to share Intended Parent Z's baby announcement:

"On April 1st at 7:25pm EST beautiful twin girls joined our family! I feel good for less than a week post C-section and enjoying the exhausting and exhilarating life of a twin mum!


Sandy's Journey to Parenthood

“I just wanted to take a moment to share my journey to motherhood."

"I was trying to conceive for one year and ultimately decided to turn to IVF in the hopes that I would become pregnant right away. I went to another agency and completed my first round of IVF and unfortunately my embryos did not make it. I waited approx. 6 months and tried another round of IVF again, using my own eggs and my husband’s sperm. Again the IVF was a failure and I was disappointed. At that time I decided to weigh my options and several months later I decided I would use donor eggs. My search took several months and was very frustrating to say the least. I contacted several agencies and was given the run around over and over. I also was never given a clear answer as far as pricing. I spent numerous hours online searching and it was very frustrating as I felt I was


Does Donating Eggs Affect Future Fertility? | Egg Donor Experience by Donor J

Many potential egg donors ask, "can donating eggs affect my fertility?"

In this video, 8-time egg donor Jenny addresses that concern and shares her experience with conceiving shortly after donating eggs. Spoiler alert: baby on the way!


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