WHAT TYPES OF DONORS ARE USED IN SHARED CYCLES?
Donors chosen are often prior donors with a history of at least one successful cycle with a high number of eggs retrieved. If the egg donors have previously cycled, their screening is the same as traditional cycles—they have all gone through thorough psychiatric, genetic and medical screening, and legal representation required by the FDA and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.
HOW DOES A SHARED CYCLE WORK?
Two sets of Intended Parents/Recipients share the eggs provided by the egg donor. They may choose to share fresh eggs with another intended parent or they may use frozen eggs from our world class egg bank that were frozen as part of a previous shared cycle. Both options offer significant cost savings without compromising success rates.
HOW MUCH DOES A SHARED CYCLE COST?
As there are two or more intended parents sharing or splitting the eggs from one egg donor, they to, are sharing the associated costs. This is a wonderful option if financial constraints are holding you back from a traditional egg cycle.
WHAT ARE THE SUCCESS RATES WITH A SHARED CYCLE?
Pregnancy rates are similar to non-shared donor egg cycles however, we prefer to choose prior donors with a history of at least one successful cycle, thus limiting the compromise of a high success rate.
To avoid any potential conflict if the Egg Donor produces an odd number of eggs, the Intended Parent who selects the Egg Donor first, shall receive priority for the extra egg. All other protocols including the potential cancellation of the cycle if the Egg Donor produces an insufficient quantity of eggs, shall be established by our partner clinic, HRC Encino. Because of the nature of a shared donor cycle, it will be necessary for the Intended Parents to agree upon a single medical facility to perform the procedures. To facility this we have entered into a collaborative agreement with HRC Encino to offer this Shared Donor Egg Program.
FINDING YOUR RIGHT MATCH
We are committed to giving our clients every egg donation program option. Our highly trained match coordinators have an unmatched track record of outstanding results matching the right donor with future parents.