Another option for couples considering donor eggs is to split the eggs/oocytes from one donor among two recipients. This will result in substantial savings without compromising the success rates, but may delay the cycle until another couple is willing to split the same donor. The anonymous donors used in these split cycles are those who have donated a high number of oocytes previously, or expected to donate > 15 eggs (based on their antral follicle counts and ovarian volume). The pregnancy rates are identical to our traditional (non-split) rates, and therefore there is no compromising our high success rates. The only disadvantage for a split cycle is the lower chance at having additional embryos frozen for another attempt. However, the very high pregnancy rate from the initial attempt makes this issue rather moot.
NCCRM offers one of the most competitive IVF with Split Donor Eggs at $10,800.
Process: With NCCRM’s Split or Shared Donor Egg Program, two Recipients will be matched with one Egg Donor. The cycles of each Recipient are synchronized and the retrieved eggs will be split between the two Recipients. The Egg Donors selected for our Shared Donor Egg Program have in prior cycle(s) typically produced, on average, 20 eggs. While there are many variables, excellent pregnancy rates can be achieved with as few as 4 embryos.
Donor Screening: The Egg Donors selected for our Split Donor Egg Cycles are all screened for their past clinical response and the appropriateness for a shared cycle. Prior cycles are evaluated for ovarian response, fertilization rate as well as egg and embryo quality. Past performance of an Egg Donor has typically been a reliable predictor for future cycles. All donors in our Split Donor Cycles will have had at least one prior successful donor cycle that resulted in a pregnancy. In addition, all of our Egg Donors will be thoroughly screened for medical, psychological, genetic, toxicological and infectious conditions as required by the FDA and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.
Pregnancy Rates: Pregnancy rates for patients who have proceeded with a Split Donor Egg Cycle are comparable to the pregnancy rates of those moving forward with non-shared cycles. However, because the eggs will be shared, thus reducing the number of available embryos, this may cause a slightly lower pregnancy rate and fewer embryos for cryopreservation. By selecting donors with previously demonstrated high response however, we hope to maintain the high pregnancy rates seen in non-shared donor cycles.