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 for fresh donor eggs starts at $20,300 USD and frozen donor eggs start at $19,500 USD. Ultimately, the cost of using donor eggs varies based on several factors, as outlined below. 

Factors That May Influence Your Total Donor Egg Cost

The final donor egg 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

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

Costs Involved When Using a Donor Nexus Egg Donor

Fresh One-on-One Cycle

Our Fresh Egg Donor Cycle starts at $20,300 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 $32,800 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 $50,000 USD and include both the agency and IVF clinic fees.

Costs Involved When Using Frozen Donor Eggs

How much do frozen donor eggs cost? With the Donor Nexus egg bank, the frozen donor egg cost starts at $19,500 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 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 $23,500 USD.
  • The cost to ship all of the eggs from a fresh donor starts at $42,500 USD.


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

Embryo Donation Cost

Donor Nexus’ donor embryo cycles begin at just $13,200 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 Donor 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 the Cost of Donor Eggs

We hope this Financial Breakdown provided you with an answer to the question, “how much are donor eggs?” Essentially, the final cost of using donor eggs depends on whether you are using fresh or frozen eggs and other factors such as the donor’s location and compensation. 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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