PRN: Donor Egg Usage Has Doubled in 10 Years

Donor Egg Usage Has Doubled in 10 Years

Frozen Egg Database Created to Meet Demand

[13-June-2012]
SAN FRANCISCO, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Statistical data from the CDC shows that donor egg usage in IVF has nearly doubled since 2000, increasing 80.5 percent. To meet the demand, Reproductive Science Center has partnered with Donor Egg Bank USA to offer frozen eggs to couples pursuing treatment.

Some women cannot produce their own viable eggs. Using donor eggs allows a woman to carry and give birth to a child. In the process, donor eggs are harvested from a willing donor, fertilized with sperm and implanted into the womb of the hopeful mother-to-be.

Pregnancy success rates with frozen egg cycles versus fresh donor cycles are lower (frozen: 50-55 percent, fresh: 65-70 percent). The ability to easily acquire frozen eggs for reproductive purposes with promising pregnancy success rates is a landmark industry breakthrough. Newer egg freezing techniques, known as vitrification methods, have allowed success rates with frozen eggs to greatly increase.

Working with a donor can require three to 12 months to coordinate the cycle and cost $25,000-$38,000 per cycle. A frozen egg cycle using eggs from Donor Egg Bank USA can be completed in as little as one to two months for $18,800. Cycle fees do not include medication costs.

“Offering frozen eggs to couples is a critical advancement that revolutionizes fertility treatment options and sets a new industry standard moving forward,” says Dr. Louis Weckstein, medical director of Reproductive Science Center. “Partnering with Donor Egg Bank USA gives additional options for couples to consider, and significantly curbs treatment costs without compromising success.”

Using frozen eggs also allows for a wider donor selection. Couples using frozen eggs from Donor Egg Bank USA are offered a refund guarantee through the 100% Assured Refund Plan if a successful delivery is not achieved.

Reproductive Science Center has formed an exclusive partnership with Donor Egg Bank USA for northern California, including San Francisco.

Reproductive Science Center:
Established in 1983, Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area has been a pioneering fertility medical practice. RSC was responsible for the nation’s second successful birth of a baby from a frozen embryo and is recognized for its pregnancy rates and work with egg donors and egg donation for patients from northern California, the Western United States, Asia, India and around the world. www.rscbayarea.com

SOURCE Reproductive Science Center

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