Recently, we have been expanding the Donor Nexus Egg Bank (DNEB) and are proud to offer a wider selection of egg donors to intended parents participating in a Frozen Donor Egg Cycle. Now, you have the opportunity to select a fresh egg donor and request that we bank her eggs to be used in your Frozen Donor Egg Cycle.
This means that in addition to our selection of immediately available frozen donor eggs, you now have access to our wide selection of fresh egg donors as well.
Egg banking is when an egg donor goes through a cycle to retrieve and freeze her eggs to be used at a later time. In a typical frozen donor egg cycle, intended parents choose from a variety of egg donors who already have frozen eggs available.
When you select a fresh egg donor for egg banking, Donor Nexus will cycle the egg donor, freeze her eggs and ship either 1 cohort of eggs or all of the eggs retrieved from the donor (on average 16-22).
The exact cost depends on the specific donor’s compensation and location. The cost to ship 1 cohort of eggs from a fresh egg donor starts at $23,500 USD. The cost to ship all of the eggs from a fresh donor starts at $42,500 USD.
Usually the egg banking process takes 3-5 months* from the time you choose the egg donor to when the eggs arrive at your designated fertility clinic. On the other hand, the process of using frozen donor eggs that are already available only takes approximately 6-8 weeks.
*Please note: depending on the specific regulations and laws in your country, the process can take longer (ie. if your country requires a second confirmatory negative HIV blood test on the egg donor 6 months after egg retrieval).
At Donor Nexus, our programs are designed with flexibility in mind to ensure that we have the opportunity to meet the unique needs of all intended parents. If you have any additional questions about egg banking or using frozen donor eggs, please contact our team and we will be happy to assist you!