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Donor Egg Cycle Fee Estimate

What is donor egg therapy?

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).

How much does a donor egg cycle cost?

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:

  • Consultation and coordination for donor/recipient - $1,000
  • IVF lab charges - $3,250
    • Egg processing, fertilization, culture, prep for transfer and cryopreservation, up to a total of four transfers.
  • Embryo transfer and frozen embryo transfer - $3,750
    • As needed to achieve a successful pregnancy, up to a total of four transfers.

Total fee for donor egg cycle recipient - $8,000

Other expenses:

  • Donor egg bank fees: The cost of the donated eggs will vary based on your selection; most patients can expect to pay approximately $14,000 for a batch of eggs from their selected donor. Visit Donor Egg Bank USA for more information.
  • Cryo fees: The initial fee for IVF lab procedures includes cryopreserving (freezing) any unused embryos. This fee also includes storage for one year. After one year, embryos will be transferred to an off-site facility for long-term storage.
  • Pre-cycle screening: Prior to initiating treatments, you will be screened for problems that may impact your chances for success as a recipient. This screening includes blood work and an in-office hysteroscopy procedure. Payments for these tests are not part of the prepayment. These procedures will be paid for on the date that services are rendered, or you may pay the co-pay or co-insurance amount on the day of the visit, based on your insurance plan and coverage.