Infertility Treatment in MD, VA & DC at Shady Grove Fertility

Shared Donor Egg

Shared Donor Egg is a very popular option that can reduce the cost of treatment by up to 50% or it can offer a 6 cycle 100% money-back guarantee for the same cost as a traditional donor egg cycle.  The pregnancy rates for patients  who have selected this program are equal to the pregnancy rates of traditional egg donation. There is no waiting list to receive donated eggs.

NBC Washington Reports shares one patient's experience with the cost-cutting fertility treatment plan - Shared Donor Egg.

The program is exclusively offered at Shady Grove Fertility Centers and was developed in response to one of the major barriers patients experience when donor egg is their only treatment option; the lack of insurance coverage for an expensive, yet highly successful, procedure.

The Shared Donor Options

There are several variations within the Shared Egg Donor Program which offers patients the ability to truly customize a plan that works for them, from a medical, emotional, and financial perspective.One fee-for-service option allows patients to realize a savings of up to 50% over the cost of a traditional donor egg treatment cycle. Another all-inclusive Shared Risk option gives patients the opportunity up to six cycles, if necessary, with a 100% money back guarantee if baby is not delivered. Patients pay a flat fee equal to one traditional donor egg cycle that includes the treatment, donor fee, and medications for all six cycles. What is different, or the trade off, is that the donor is shared. As our data below demonstrates, success rates remain very high even when donors are shared among one, two, or three recipient couples.

What is the Shared Donor Program?

Shared Donor means that two or three recipient couples will be matched with one egg donor. The cycles of each recipient couple are synchronized and the eggs that are retrieved from that donor are shared between the recipients.
An analysis of our experience with over 2,000 egg donor cycles clearly demonstrates that the majority of egg donors will produce enough eggs to share with more than one recipient. In an average donor egg cycle, 21 eggs are retrieved; 60% (13) of those eggs are fertilized and 60% (8) of the fertilized eggs produce good quality embryos. Our goal is to transfer one or two good quality embryos to the recipient. If any extra good quality embryos remain, they can be frozen. In the Shared Donor Program, most of the good quality embryos will be transferred to recipient couples, leaving fewer embryos available for cryopreservation.
The egg donors are thoroughly screened for medical, infectious, psychological and genetic conditions as well as undergo a drug screen. We accept approximately one in six donor applicants into the program. Shady Grove Fertility has one of the largest egg donations programs in the United States and is fully compliant with FDA and ASRM guidelines.

It has been over five years since Shady Grove Fertility launched Shared Donor Egg option; a new approach we believed would make Donor Egg treatment more affordable for more patients. The response to this innovative program has been beyond our expectations, and even more exciting for everyone, is the fact that there has been no decrease in success when donor eggs are shared. On behalf of our patients, we are proud of providing a treatment that achieves an excellent pregnancy rates at an affordable cost.

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For more information on our Donor Egg Programs, please fill out this form or contact our Donor Egg Liaisons at 877-264-3311.

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