For each cohort of 6 eggs, you are guaranteed 1 blastocyst embryo for either transfer or freeze by day 7. If this guarantee is not met, we will ship a second batch of frozen donor eggs at no additional cost. Terms and conditions apply.
The Donor Nexus egg bank (DNEB) is located in Southern California with options for shipping frozen donor eggs throughout the USA and internationally.
Clinical Pregnancy Rate: 63.5% — Live Birth Rate: 48.5% (per cohort of 6 frozen donor eggs, 2012-2022)
The Donor Nexus Egg Bank (DNEB) utilizes advanced vitrification techniques delivered by experienced physicians in a state-of-the-art laboratory to provide our patients with superior outcomes. Frozen donor eggs in the DNEB come from our thoroughly screened egg donors.
We are able to ship frozen donor eggs from the DNEB to fertility clinics throughout the US and internationally through our exclusive partnership with Cryoport, the most trusted provider of temperature-controlled IVF shipping services. You have up to six months from the time you secure the eggs to ship them to your clinic.
"As a boutique egg bank, we do our best to make the process of using frozen donor eggs as straightforward as possible while maintaining high quality of care and personalized support."
- Ashley Vargas, Donor Program Manager
You can view frozen donor egg profiles on our online donor database by selecting the "Frozen Eggs" program, which will provide you with profiles of egg donors who have frozen eggs available in our egg bank. Once you have narrowed down your search, we are happy to discuss options and next steps with you.
Once the paperwork and funds are complete, we arrange for the transportation of the frozen eggs to your designated clinic. We wll work closely with them to coordinate the shipping of the frozen eggs from our laboratory to theirs.
Once the frozen eggs have arrived at your clinic, the rest of the process is in their hands. However, we are still here to support you in any way we can.
The Donor Nexus Egg Bank provides you with a cohort of frozen donor eggs from your chosen egg donor, which will be shipped to your designated fertility clinic. Our cohorts vary depending on the number of eggs available from the specific donor but generally come in cohorts of 6.
A cohort of 6 frozen donor eggs starts at $19,500 USD. A cohort of 6 frozen donor eggs from a donor participating in our Premier program starts at $29,500 USD. If the egg donor has more frozen eggs available and you are interested, more eggs may be shipped for an additional cost.
For each cohort of 6 eggs, intended parent(s) are guaranteed 1 blastocyst embryo for either transfer or freeze by day 7. If this guarantee is not met, we will ship a second batch of frozen donor eggs* at no additional cost. Please note, recipients are only eligible for a replacement batch with a confirmation of a normal semen analysis* from the IVF clinic.
* If your selected egg donor does not have any frozen donor eggs available to be shipped, you may need to choose another egg donor.
How do I know if I am eligible for a replacement batch?
A replacement cohort will be deemed eligible to ship after the IVF Clinic has provided Warming and Outcome Report, supporting documentation and confirmation of a normal semen analysis. A normal semen analysis must show > 1 million total progressively motile sperm.
The majority of egg donations are anonymous, however, we are happy to facilitate open or semi-open donations when both parties agree.
When opting for an anonymous egg donation*, only non-identifying information will be shared for both parties in the contract. The intended parent will typically only view the donor’s profile through our online egg donor database.
When opting for an open or semi-open egg donation, the intended parent(s) and egg donor negotiate on the terms, whether that be contacting the egg donor for medical reasons only, the chance for the offspring to meet the egg donor if the child chooses, or to send photos of the child as they grow.
We are proud to offer flexibility within our programs, providing the egg donor and the intended parent(s) with the opportunity to address their desires. When browsing egg donor profiles on our database, the PDF profile includes the donor’s response on whether she is open to meeting the intended parent(s) and/or offspring in the future.
*Please note that although our team adheres to the highest standards to maintain donor and recipient confidentiality when facilitating the cycle, with advancements in commercial genetic testing, we counsel our egg donors and intended parents to understand that we cannot guarantee permanent anonymity in the future.
Open ID indicates that the donor is willing to have contact and release their identifying information with any donor-conceived individual of 18 years or older, if requested.
The donor eggs are technically not frozen – rather, they are vitrified. Egg vitrification is the most advanced technique of egg freezing available today. All frozen donor eggs in the Donor Nexus Egg Bank (DNEB) have been frozen via vitrification.
The process of vitrification involves reducing the temperature rapidly. This transforms the egg from a liquid state to a vitreous state instantaneously. The advantageous result of this modern technology is it limits the formation of ice crystals in the egg.
When eggs are frozen using older technology, the freezing occurs more slowly and heightens the risk of ice crystal formations. The ice crystals can subsequently destroy the structure of the cell. Vitrification allows eggs to be stored at -196 degrees Celsius (-320 Fahrenheit) with little or no effect on their function upon warming. At this temperature, all metabolic activity ceases and the eggs are essentially in ‘suspended animation’.
The vitrification process is carried out by the experienced team of physicians at HRC Fertility in Southern California. The laboratory team at HRC has been working with the vitrification process since its introduction and is one of the leading fertility clinics in egg freezing and thawing. Their expertise and experience with this technique allows Donor Nexus to confidently offer frozen donor eggs to our patients with superior results.
The egg retrieval and vitrification process is carried out by the experienced team of physicians at HRC Fertility in Southern California. The laboratory team at HRC has been working with the vitrification process since its introduction and is one of the leading fertility clinics in egg freezing and thawing. Their expertise with this technique allows Donor Nexus to confidently offer frozen donor eggs to our patients with superior results.
Additionally, our retrieval site exceeds the standards established by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), College of American Pathologists (CAP), and California State Health Department Licensing Program.
The length of time is dependent upon a few factors. Once funds and your contract are complete, we arrange for the transportation of the frozen donor eggs to your designated fertility clinic. You will make further arrangements with your fertility clinic. This typically ranges between 4 and 6 weeks.
Once we receive payment in full, we will begin coordinating shipping to your clinic. Typically, this can take up to 4 weeks, but it depends on when our lab can release and yours can accept the eggs.
What if my ideal egg donor has not been screened for a gene that the sperm provider is positive for?
If you would like to use frozen donor eggs from a donor who did not complete the same genetic testing as the sperm provider, we may be able to coordinate with the egg donor to schedule additional carrier screening, as long as she is willing. The intended parent(s) will be responsible for the cost of the testing plus additional fees. Inquire with our team for further details.
At Donor Nexus, we are passionate about helping create families and are honored to be a part of your journey. We understand the importance of establishing trust as we support you throughout this monumental time in your life and we're happy to offer you a free consultation call to discover if we're the right fit. To request a call or discuss moving forward with frozen donor eggs, please get in touch using the form on the bottom of this page.
We welcome you to read through stories and testimonials from our intended parents and browse our blog to explore topics covering the emotional, physical, and financial aspects of using frozen donor eggs. We look forward to assisting you!