As fertility technology continues to improve, so do fertility treatment options. Fast freezing technology, called vitrification, makes it possible to freeze and store a woman’s eggs, including those of an egg donor. Traditionally egg donor recipients are synchronized with an egg donor, which can be complicated and time consuming. By using frozen donor eggs, recipients can begin treatment earlier because complex coordination is no longer an obstacle. With an ongoing live birth rate of 45% per attempt, frozen donor eggs have become a promising option for those trying to conceive.
Karen and Jim were struggling to conceive when they sought help at Shady Grove Fertility a few years ago. Due to a hysterectomy, the odds of conceiving naturally for Karen and Jim were practically zero, leaving donor egg treatment as their only option to achieve a pregnancy.
As Karen admits, the process of choosing an egg donor can be stressful and time consuming. With the Donor Egg Bank USA online database, recipients using frozen donor eggs may choose a donor based on their detailed profile. For Jim, selecting a donor and becoming a dad, was the most reward thing he has ever done.
As Shady Grove Fertility’s partner Donor Egg Bank USA,forges a new frontier for fertility treatment one question remains:who is donating, and why?
In the second part of the series, anonymous Shady Grove Fertility egg donor, “Emily,” shares that she has donated her eggs three times at Shady Grove Fertility and Donor Egg Bank USA. Emily sees her donation as a gift to couples who are unable to conceive on their own and according to Emily, deciding to donate her eggs has been life enhancing and something she is proud to be a part of.
At Shady Grove Fertility, egg donors are compensated for their time and efforts. As Emily mentioned in her interview, of course compensation builds initial interest, but once she started screening, it became very clear that no one can do it just for the money. The egg donation process can take anywhere from two to six months; beginning with initial application screening to psychological evaluations, to hormone injections and finally donation.
To learn more about using frozen donor eggs to schedule an appointment at Shady Grove Fertility, please speak with one of our New Patient Liaisons at 877-971-7755.