How Much Does an Egg Donor Cost?

Statistically, around 6% of women between the ages of 15 to 44 are unable to conceive after one year of trying. 12% of women have problems getting pregnant and/or carrying a pregnancy to full-term. Both women and men can contribute to infertility. 

If you've looked into receiving IVF and haven't had any success, you might want to explore egg donation and embryo donation. As you weigh your decision, you will likely be evaluating the egg donor cost. 

This guide will go over everything you need to know about what an egg donor is, how much do egg donors cost, and where you can go to receive this type of treatment. 

What is Egg Donation?

When a fertile woman donates an egg to another woman to help them conceive, that's considered egg donation. The process starts with a medical professional removing eggs or an egg from the donor. It's then fertilized in a laboratory and transferring to the recipient's uterus. 

The implantation process is called in vitro fertilization (IVF). Some facilities will freeze some embryos to use at a later date or for implanting in another patient. Egg and embryo donation benefits women who can't use their own eggs. 

Some of these reasons include:

  • Advanced age
  • Ovarian failure
  • Congenital anomalies in the fetus 

Fertility facilities conduct an intensive and rigorous selection process to find suitable donors. They handle all legal procedures with the egg donor. 

How Much Do Egg Donors Cost?

The cost to use an egg donor depends on the program and egg donor you select. At Donor Nexus, we have programs for fresh and frozen donor eggs. Additionally, we provide access to a wide variety of egg donors. If you are ready to browse egg donor profiles, create a free account to access our extensive online donor database.

Donor Nexus provides a variety of different types of egg donation programs. 

Traditional Fresh Egg Donation Cost

This package is for patients who have a relationship already with a fertility clinic and are seeking an egg donor to travel to their chosen clinic for a traditional cycle. This option includes:

  • Donor's reimbursement/compensation
  • Travel expenses
  • Agency fee
  • Psychological evaluation 
  • Legal fees
  • Temporary insurance for the egg donor

The starting cost for this option is $18,700 USD.

Additonally, we offer a premier egg donor cycle where patients can choose an egg donor that has desirable traits, like higher education. The starting cost for this is $32,000. 

Our all-inclusive fresh egg donor cycle starts at $41,250. This is for those who don't have a relationship with a clinic yet and would like our team to handle all aspects of the egg donation. This reduces your stress so you don't have to coordinate multiple things. 

Shared Hope™ Egg Donation Cost

This option allows for more than one set of recipients (intended parents) to be matched to one egg donor. This reduces the cost of IVF without compromising our success rate since multiple eggs are retrieved at once. 

For this program, the cost for first-time egg donors starts at $28,500 USD. For previous egg donors, it starts at $30,100 USD. 

Frozen Donor Egg Cost

We offer a frozen donor egg option to our patients as well. The frozen donor egg cycle cost starts at $18,000 USD. This is a simple option and can be done at whatever time is convenient for you. 

One of the great features of this option is that we can ship our frozen eggs anywhere in the United States (except for New York) and internationally. 

Embryo Donation Program Cost

IVF patients have the option to donate their leftover embryos once they've completed their families so other hopeful parents can use them. This isn't the same as embryo adoption. That requires recipients of those embryos to go through a legal process to "adopt" the embryo. 

Embryo donation is a straightforward process, making it faster and affordable. Our program is flexible, allowing our patients to opt for semi-open or open donations. 

Embryo donations start at $11,100 USD per cycle. This doesn't include medications and pre-testing. It does include:

  • Cycle coordination 
  • Embryo thawing
  • Embryo transfer
  • Monitoring at a fertility clinic

The fee you pay also goes toward any outstanding cryopreservation and storage fees. It also will cover administrative costs that relate to the maintenance of the embryo bank and its database. 

For this option, patients must travel to our facility in Southern California for four days. Donated frozen embryos are kept in our laboratories in Newport Beach and Encino. They can't be shipped to other locations. 

All of our embryo donors are pre-screened for infectious diseases. If we have access to the sperm or egg donor profile, we'll share that with interested patients. Additionally, we may require the donors to submit a new set of bloodwork. 

With embryo donation, the embryos have already undergone genetic testing. The sex of the embryo has been determined. This allows you to choose the embryo's sex beforehand. 

Donor Nexus Online Donor Database

By registering for free on our website, you receive instant access to our entire online donor database. Browse through various profiles of donors to find your perfect match. We're proud to offer a diverse selection of frozen donor eggs and available egg donors.  

High Probability of Success Using Donor Eggs

Donor Nexus is proud to work with the top-performing IVF clinics in the country, helping our patients achieve superior outcomes. We have high success rates, especially for women who are older, have diminished ovarian reserve, endometriosis, or other diagnoses that affect their egg count or quality. 

Our current success rates are:

  • Donor Embryo Cycle: 74% positive pregnancy and 60% ongoing pregnancy
  • Traditional One-on-One Egg Donor Cycle: 79% positive pregnancy and 69.6% ongoing pregnancy/live birth rate
  • Shared Hope™ Donor Egg Cycle: 70.6% positive pregnancy rate and 65.8% ongoing pregnancy/live birth rate
  • Frozen Donor Egg Cycle: 65.5% positive pregnancy rate and 50% live birth rate

Our rates are at least 10% higher than the national average. For more information on donor egg IVF cost or our other services, call us today. 

Contact Us to Learn More About Egg Donor Cost and Process

Knowing the egg donor cost is one of the first steps on the road to a successful pregnancy. Hopefully, we've answered your question of "how much do egg donors cost" and provided you with other helpful information. For more details on the egg donation services we offer, visit our program overview page here. If you have any additional questions, our team is always here to help. 

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