Donor egg therapy combines in vitro fertilization (IVF) with egg donation. Typically, in vitro fertilization utilizes a woman’s own eggs - obtained surgically and then fertilized in a laboratory. Donor egg therapy substitutes eggs provided by a donor to produce embryos that will be placed inside the recipient’s uterus. When successful, the process allows a woman to experience a healthy pregnancy and delivery, despite difficulties with her eggs. Eggs may be donated by someone the recipient knows or obtained from an anonymous donor. In either case, both donor and recipient are carefully screened to ensure the greatest possibility of a successful result.
Despite the success of in vitro fertilization and other treatments for a wide variety of fertility problems, they remain ineffective when infertility is a result of issues with eggs. For many women, donor egg therapy is their only chance of carrying a pregnancy. UMMC is proud to offer one of the most comprehensive donor egg programs in the South. To offer our patients the best selection of donors possible, we have partnered with Donor Egg Bank USA. Their catalog of donors contains hundreds of potential candidates allowing the selection of a donor who is the best match for you.
To find out if a donor egg cycle is right for you, schedule an appointment with our reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists at University Physicians – Women's Specialty Care (Mirror Lake).
To assist with financial planning, we have prepared a fee list for the cost of a donor egg cycle. The following information is an approximation of donor egg cycle charges effective January 2019. (Fees are subject to change without notice.) If you have any questions about financial considerations for your donor egg cycle, please visit our fees and payments page.
Summary of donor egg cycle charges:
Total fee for donor egg cycle recipient - $8,000