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Shared Donor Egg

The Basics

The Basics

Shady Grove Fertility’s innovate Shared Donor Egg Program significantly increases the number of patients that are able to access donor egg treatment. By sharing the eggs from a single donor with one or two other recipients, patients can save up to 50 percent on donor egg treatment.

After a comprehensive review of donor egg cycles, the data demonstrated many donors developed more mature eggs than one recipient would ever be able to use. With donors producing 18-21 eggs on average, we recognized that recipients could share the eggs from a single donor.

What to Expect

What to Expect

The coordination of a shared donor egg treatment cycle is nearly identical to that of a traditional, or non-shared, donor egg cycle.

Selecting a Donor

Once you (the recipient) decide if you will or will not share a donor, it is time to select a donor.Shady Grove Fertility patients have access to our center's donor database comprised of egg donors who have already undergone medical, psychological, and genetic screening, As a result of the screening, each egg donor is identified as a candidate for our non-shared program (1:1) or as a shared donor (1:2 or 1:3). This is easily identifiable on the donor database.

Patients also have access to a bank of frozen egg donors through Donor Egg Bank USA. This frozen donor egg bank, offers a vast database of donors with the ability to ship eggs all over the country, without presenting any risk to the eggs themselves. This provides our patients with a multitude of options when making this important decision.

Once a patient has selected a donor, the patient must wait for other recipients to also choose their desired donor. If a donor is listed as a 1:3 cycle (meaning that there will be three recipients), the cycle will not move forward until at least two recipients have selected that donor. Once two recipients have selected the donor, there is a 30-day window for a third recipient to select that donor. After 30 days, the cycle moves forward and Shady Grove Fertility assumes the position of the third recipient in order to not delay the process. Once a match is completed, it usually takes about 8 weeks from that point to the embryo transfer.

There are occasions when an egg donor does not produce as many eggs as predicted and therefore only one or two of the recipients will receive eggs. In these cases, your care team will coordinate with you next steps.

Success Rates

Success Rates

One of the many questions patients considering the Shared Donor Egg program have is, “If I share donated eggs with another couple, will it decrease my chances of taking home a baby?” We assure our patients that success rates for this program remain very similar with traditional donor egg treatment.

Donor Egg Success Rates - Rockville, MD

Donor Egg Success Rates, Rockville, MD
Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
View SGF's most recent SART data for Rockville, MD


Non-Shared
(1:1)
Shared
1:2
Shared
2:2
Shared 1:3 Shared 2:3 Shared
3:3
Total
Initiated Cycles 62 108 98 179 161 138
746
Insemination
56 97 82 168 152 123 678
Cancellation Rate 6 (10%) 11 (10%) 16 (16%) 11 (6%) 9 (6%) 15 (11%) 68 (9%)
Embryo Transfer (ET) 49 87 79 150 138 116 619
Clinical Preg. (%ET) 28 (57%) 59 (68%)
46 (58%)
88 (59%)
86 (62%)
63 (54%)
370 (60%)
Miscarriages (%CP) 5 (18%)
8 (14%)
8 (17%)
18 (20%)
12 (14%)
7 (11%)
58 (16%)
Ongoing Preg. (%ET) 23 (37%)
51 (47%)
38 (39%)
70 (39%)
74 (46%)
56 (41%)
312 (42%)
Oocytes Inseminated per Recipient 14.9
9.5
9.3
8
7.7
7.4
Avg. Embryos Transferred
1.3
1.4
1.2
1.4
1.3
1.3
Cryopreserved (% Insemination) 38 978%)
63 (72%)
62 (78%)
108 (72%)
95 (69%)
77 (67%)
eSET (%ET) 36 (73%) 55 (63%) 64 (81%) 93 (62%) 101 (73%) 85 (73%)
Avg. Embryos Cryopreserved 5.0 2.7 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.2
Blast ET (%ET) 42 (86%) 86 (99%) 78 (99%) 140 (93%) 126 (91%) 103 (90%)


Donor Egg Success Rates, Rockville, MD

Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET) vs 2 Blastocyst Embryo Transfer (2BET)
Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014


Embryo Transfers (% total cycles) Clinical Pregnancy (%ET)
% Twins % Triplets
eSET
428 (73%) 259 (61%)
2 (1%)
0 (0%)
2BET
155 (27%) 96 (62%)
36 (38%)
3 (3%)


Donor Egg Success Rates, Rockville, MD

Frozen Embryo Transfers
Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

Thaws
Embryo Transfers Clinical Pregnancy (%ET)
Miscarriages (%CP) Ongoing Pregnancies (% Thaws)
588
255
268 (51%)
67 (25%)
201 (34%)


Donor Egg Success Rates, Rockville, MD

Frozen Egg Bank
Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014


Total
Number of Cycles
110
Cancellation Rate
7 (6%)
Freeze-All Cycles 3
Embryo Transfers 100
Clinical Pregnancies (%ET) 63 (63%)
Miscarriages (%CP) 18 (29%)
Ongoing Pregnancies (%ET) 45 (45%)
Cryopreserved (% total cycles) 54 (49%)
Clinical Pregnancies from Subsequent FET 14/24 (58%)


Donor Egg Success Rates - Chesterbrook, PA

Donor Egg Success Rates, Chestrbrook, PA
Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
View SGF's most recent SART data for Chesterbrook, PA


Non-Shared
(1:1)
Shared
1:2
Shared
2:2
Shared 1:3 Shared 2:3 Shared
3:3
Total
Initiated Cycles 4 10 10 14 11 6
55
Insemination
4 10 10 13 10 6 53
Cancellation Rate 0 0 0 1 (7%) 1 (9%) 1 (17%) 3 (5%)
Embryo Transfer (ET) 4 9 9 12 9 5 48
Clinical Preg. (%ET) 2 (50%) 6 (67%)
7 (78%)
6 (50%
7 (78%)
2 (50%)
30 (63%)
Miscarriages (%CP) 0
0
1 (14%)
0
2 (29%)
0
3 (10%)
Ongoing Preg. (%ET) 2 (50%)
6 (60%)
6 (60%)
6 (43%)
5 (45%)
2 (33%)
27 (49%)
Oocytes Inseminated per Recipient 21.3
8.1
7.5
6.6
6
7

Avg. Embryos Transferred
1.5
1.4
1.3
1.3
1.1
1.4
Cryopreserved (% Insemination) 4 (100%) 10 (100%)
8 (80%)
12 (92%)
9 (90%)
5 (100%)
eSET (%ET) 2 (50% 5 (56%) 5 (56%) 8 (67%) 8 (89%) 3 (60%)
Avg. Embryos Cryopreserved 5.0 3.2 2.6 2.4 3.6 2.6
Blast ET (%ET) 4 (100%) 12 (100%) 8 (89%) 11 (92%) 8 (89%) 5 (100%)


Donor Egg Success Rates, Chesterbrook, PA

Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET) vs 2 Blastocyst Embryo Transfer (2BET)
Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014


Embryo Transfers (% total cycles) Clinical Pregnancy (%ET)
% Twins % Triplets
eSET
26 (67%) 13 (50%)
0
0
2BET
13 (50%) 9 (69%)
5 (26%)
13 (27%)


Donor Egg Success Rates, Chesterbrook, PA

Frozen Embryo Transfers
Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

Thaws
Embryo Transfers Clinical Pregnancy (%ET)
Miscarriages (%CP) Ongoing Pregnancies (% Thaws)
48
48
19 (40%)
5 (26%)
13 (27%)


Donor Egg Success Rates, Chesterbrook, PA

Frozen Egg Bank
Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014


Total
Number of Cycles
16
Cancellation Rate
19%
Freeze-All Cycles 0
Embryo Transfers 14
Clinical Pregnancies (%ET) 5 (36%)
Miscarriages (%CP) 1 (20%)
Ongoing Pregnancies (%ET) 4 (29%)
Cryopreserved (% total cycles) 8 (50%)
Clinical Pregnancies from Subsequent FET 1/5 (20%)

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