The cost of using donor eggs is a significant concern for many people who are pursuing fertility treatment. In fact, one of our most common questions from intended parents is “how much do donor eggs cost?” The truth is that costs vary depending on the number of children desired and whether preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) is performed to determine embryo health.

The Cost of Frozen vs Fresh Donor Eggs

At many fertility clinics, the success rates of IVF with donor eggs are similar for both fresh or frozen donor eggs. As you might expect, fresh donor eggs are retrieved from the donor and fertilized immediately with sperm from the intended father or sperm donor. Fertilized eggs are incubated in the IVF laboratory for 5 days until they reach the blastocyst embryo stage, at which point they will be frozen for later transfer to the intended mother’s uterus or that of a surrogate. If preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) is planned, blastocysts are biopsied before being frozen.

If using frozen eggs, the intended mother or surrogate begins to prepare her uterine lining with hormones, so that 6 days before embryo transfer the frozen donor eggs can be thawed, fertilized, and allowed to develop to the blastocyst embryo stage in order to be synchronized with the uterine lining at the time of embryo transfer. Additional blastocysts are frozen for future use. If PGT is planned, frozen eggs are thawed, the resulting blastocysts biopsied, and then refrozen awaiting PGT results. In this setting, the intended mother or surrogate will prepare her uterine lining later when the PGT results return.

For frozen blastocysts derived from fresh eggs or blastocysts derived from frozen eggs, there is no need to synchronize the intended mother’s cycle with the egg donor retrieval cycle, thus providing convenience and alleviating stress.

How Much Are Frozen Donor Eggs?

At Pinnacle Egg Bank, we are proud to offer different packages with transparent pricing to meet your unique needs. We offer three packages, each with its own benefits:

Package 1: Blastocyst Guarantee

$18,650 USD

This package is available for all patients and includes 1 cohort of 6 frozen eggs and 1 blastocyst guarantee per cohort to be transferred or biopsied. If the intended parents choose a donor with increased cycle costs, an additional fee of $3,700 may apply.

Package 2: Embryo Creation Program with Blastocyst Guarantee

$23,500 USD

This package is available for Pinnacle Fertility patients only and includes everything from Package 1, plus embryology services. Please note that frozen embryo transfer (FET) is a separate cost and is determined by your clinic. If the intended parents choose a donor with increased cycle costs, an additional fee of $3,700 may apply. Each additional cohort of eggs will be $18,650.

Package 3: Multi-Cohort Refund Program – COMING SOON!

$48,000 USD

This package is available for Pinnacle Fertility patients only and includes up to 3 cohorts of 6 frozen eggs plus embryology services until live birth is reached. If live birth is not reached after all services are rendered, you will receive a full refund. Medical criteria will apply to qualify for the program. Preimplantation genetic testing can be added for an additional cost, but it is important to note that sex selection does not apply, as all resulting embryos from your cohort must be transferred before proceeding to the next cohort (if necessary).

A supplemental fee of $3,700 per cohort may apply if selecting a donor with increased cycle costs. Lastly, services may not be stalled for over 12 months, or the program will be forfeited.

Shipping

If your frozen egg cohort(s) need to be shipped, we are happy to coordinate this with your clinic for an additional flat fee of $950. This fee includes up to $25,000 liability insurance on the shipping tank.

You have the opportunity to purchase an increase to $50k liability insurance for $1,500.

Using frozen donor eggs for the IVF process has many benefits:

  • They are available and can be used immediately since they have already been retrieved and frozen
  • Easier to calendar embryo transfer since the donor’s schedule is no longer a consideration
  • Optimize work and travel schedules to lower cost
  • Egg thaw can be delayed to accommodate last minute emergencies or cancellations

Refunds for Donor Eggs

We offer a 60-day refund window so long as the eggs have not shipped. We will provide a full refund to intended parents should there be a medical concern, i.e. genetic incompatibility, and for clinics that do not affiliate. Pinnacle Egg Bank will only ship to clinics that have an affiliate agreement in place with us. If your clinic has not signed an agreement with us, no problem! We are happy to reach out to them to complete the necessary steps.

If the match is canceled for any other reason inside the 60-day refund window, a $3,000 fee will apply. Once eggs have shipped, the sole remedy to fulfill the guarantee is a replacement cohort.

We do not provide refunds on cohorts once they have shipped. Incidents involving survivability and unrecovered eggs will not be considered until the outcome of the entire cohort has been reported and all supporting documents received. We do not offer refunds in lieu of a replacement cohort.

Embryo Development Guarantee

We offer an Embryo Development Guarantee of one blastocyst for every paid cohort of 6 eggs. The guarantee applies only to paid cohorts and not to approved replacement cohorts.

Our guarantee applies to the performance of the entire cohort. Outcomes must be reported to determine if the Embryo Development Guarantee is met. We do not offer an egg survival or a euploid guarantee.

How Much Does IVF With a Donor Egg Cost?

While prices for frozen donor egg packages at Pinnacle Egg Bank start at $18,650, each IVF clinic has their own pricing to meet their patient’s needs. You may also choose additional services when using donor eggs; these might include sex selection if you have a preference for a boy or a girl, or testing to prevent possible chromosomal disorders. If you opt for one or both of these services, there will be additional costs at your IVF clinic.

Egg Donation Cost and Financing

We understand that conversations about costs can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are many options for financing the cost of egg donation and IVF treatments. At Pinnacle Fertility, we work with several lenders who offer loans with favorable terms to individuals and couples. These lenders include:

Our staff is ready to help you estimate and understand the costs involved with donor egg IVF and to provide direction in getting the financial help if you need it.

You can view profiles of egg donors available online at Pinnacle Egg Bank database and our FAQ section offers a lot of useful information about using donor eggs. For tips on selecting your donor, read our ‘How to choose an egg donor‘ blog.

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