Financial Breakdown

The cost of donor eggs or donor embryos varies depending on several factors. Our financial breakdown below aims to provide intended parents with an understanding of egg donation costs. 

How Much Do Donor Eggs Cost?

At Donor Nexus, the cost of One-on-One Fresh Egg Donor Cycles start at $19,300 USD, Shared Egg Donor Cycles start at $28,500 USD, and Frozen Donor Egg Cycles start at $18,000 USD. Ultimately, egg donor costs vary based on several factors, as outlined below. 

Factors Affecting Egg Donor Price

The final egg donor cost depends on several factors, including the donor’s specific location, compensation, and which program you choose.

1. Location of Egg Donor: 

The location of the egg donor is an important consideration for intended parents who are interested in using fresh donor eggs as the donor will travel to the recipient’s chosen fertility clinic and the recipient(s) will be responsible for the donor’s travel expenses. Although many of our egg donors are located in our home state of California, we proudly work with egg donors worldwide.

2. Egg Donor Compensation:

The donor’s compensation is factored into the recipient's total cycle cost. Proven donors or donors participating in our Premier program may require higher compensation. 

3. Program Selection: 

The cost of egg donors will vary depending on which of our programs you select. For instance, choosing to use fresh donor eggs will typically cost more than using frozen donor eggs. 

Donor Egg IVF Cost Breakdown

Your total out-of-pocket donor egg IVF costs will largely depend on your fertility insurance coverage and chosen fertility clinic and/or specialist. 

To provide a better understanding of donor egg IVF costs, please see our detailed breakdown below for more information on each of our programs.

Fresh Egg Donor Cost (Fresh One-on-One Cycle)

Our Fresh Egg Donor Cycle starts at $19,300 USD. This includes:

  • Donor compensation
  • Donor reimbursement
  • Donor travel and outside monitoring
  • Temporary medical insurance to cover donor for complications
  • Donor’s psychological evaluation
  • Donor’s genetic counseling
  • Donor’s legal representation
  • Establishment/management of escrow account
  • Agency fee

 

The cost of using an egg donor participating in our Premier program in a Fresh Cycle starts at $31,800 USD and includes all the aforementioned items.

If you do not have an IVF clinic you are already working with, we partner with a clinic in Southern California to provide all-inclusive packages which start at $48,330 USD and include both the agency and IVF clinic fees.

Frozen Donor Egg Cost

How much do frozen donor eggs cost? With the Donor Nexus egg bank, the frozen donor egg cost starts at $18,000 USD. This includes: 

  • Six (6) frozen donor eggs thawed and suitable for fertilization, from which we plan to have at least one (1) viable embryo for implantation/transfer/freeze by Day 7.
  • Our egg bank is located in California and we are able to ship frozen donor eggs domestically (excluding New York) and internationally. The cost of shipping one cohort of eggs is included in the frozen donor egg cost.

 

Requesting Egg Banking from a Fresh Egg Donor

If there are no frozen eggs available that the recipient is interested in, the recipient can select a fresh egg donor. 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 cost to ship 1 cohort of eggs from a fresh egg donor starts at $22,000 USD.
  • The cost to ship all of the eggs from a fresh donor starts at $40,000 USD.

 

The exact cost of frozen donor eggs when choosing to bank eggs from a fresh donor depends on the specific donor’s compensation and location. 

Donor Nexus’ Shared Hope Egg Donor Cost

With our Shared Fresh Egg Donor Cycle, our goal is to get you at least six (6) fresh eggs suitable for fertilization, from which we plan to have at least two (2) viable embryos for implantation/transfer/freeze by Day 7.

There are two (2) categories of egg donors to choose from:

  • First time, unproven egg donor (Cost starting at $28,500 USD)
  • Previous egg donors (Cost starting at $30,100 USD)

 

The Shared Hoped Fresh Egg Donor Cycle includes:

  • Donor compensation and reimbursement
  • All donor prescreen tests
  • Donor medications
  • Donor legal counsel
  • Establishment of escrow account to hold and release funds to donor
  • All donor medical care including all cycle monitoring
  • Donor temporary medical insurance to cover any complications
  • Donor egg retrieval
  • Anesthesia for donor egg retrieval
  • Fertilization of donor eggs with ICSI
  • Culture of embryos
  • Freezing of embryos

 

The Shared Hope Fresh Egg Donor Cycle DOES NOT include:

  • Recipient pre-testing
  • Recipient medications
  • Freezing and storage of embryos not transferred
  • Frozen embryo transfer cycle(s) if necessary
  • Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis if desired
  • Recipient legal counsel if desired

 

Embryo Donation Cost

Donor Nexus’ donor embryo cycles begin at just $12,200 USD per cycle, excluding pre-testing and medications. This embryo donation cost includes:

  • Cycle coordination
  • Monitoring at HRC Fertility
  • Embryo thawing
  • Embryo transfer
  • Your fee also goes toward the outstanding storage and cryopreservation fees, and administrative costs. 

 

Learn more: Donor Embryo Cost Breakdown

Additional Options When Considering Costs Involved in Using Donor Eggs

» Zoom Meeting With Egg Donor

We offer in-person or Zoom meetings for you to get to know the egg donor prior to confirming the match, as long as the egg donor agrees to the meeting. To facilitate the meeting, we will collect a non-refundable $500, which will be put toward our cycle fees if you move  forward with our agency.

» Putting an Egg Donor on Hold

If you would like to “hold” an egg donor for one week, you can do so by paying a $500 non-refundable hold fee. If you elect to move forward with the cycle, the $500 will be put towards your agency fee.

Financial Resources Available to Cover Egg Donation Costs 

For our egg donor cycles, you can make arrangements to pay your cycle fee in up to three installment payments. This payment plan is not applicable to donor embryo cycles. 

Additionally, we work with CapexMD to help intended parents cover treatment costs. CapexMD specializes in providing financing services for all fertility treatment options, offering a variety of loan options. Visit their website to learn more.

Understanding Egg Donation Prices

We hope this Financial Breakdown provided you with an answer to the question, “how much do donor eggs cost?” Generally, the cost of egg donation with Donor Nexus ranges from $18,000 USD to $48,330 USD. The final egg donation price depends on the specific donor’s location, compensation, and which program the donor is participating in. If you have questions about the specific cost of an egg donor listed on our database, please get in touch with our team and we will be happy to assist you.

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