What Is The Cost Of Egg Donation?
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The cost of egg donation is usually described in terms of an IVF cycle - a cycle refers to one complete IVF treatment. That is - extracting the eggs from the donor, getting them fertilized with your partner's sperm in the lab and then inserted into you, the recipient. A pregnancy test is carried out 9 or 11 days later. While some women are fortunate enough to fall pregnant on the first cycle, some will require up to 4 or 5 cycles. It is expected that 80 percent of women undergoing egg donation should be pregnant by the 4th cycle. For more details, see how does egg donation work?
Designer Eggs: Blowing The Budget
Did you know, you can now order a designer baby? While the average cost of an egg donation cycle is between $25,000 and $30,000 - it appears, like everything else in the world, you get what you pay for. If you're looking for a nice regular child then the standard package will suit you fine. But what if you want the donor to look like America's next top model, to have a Harvard degree and to be running an animal’s charity on the side? This too is possible - but at a price. What the industry terms 'Grade A egg donors' are now offering eggs for about $5,000 each. This raises the average price of one cycle to about $75,000. Some ‘high-end’ donors even advertise their ‘eggs’ directly over the internet.
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Is There Any Way To Reduce The Costs?
Yes, you might consider sharing your donor’s eggs. This is where an egg donation clinic matches 2 or 3 couples to one egg donor, and the eggs are split among the couples. So instead of buying 10 or 15 eggs, you divide the eggs between you. This can reduce the cost of an IVF cycle by nearly 50 percent. Or alternatively, you can choose to keep all the eggs yourself, and only implant 2 or 3 at a time - have the others frozen - in case you need them for another cycle. Some clinics claim the pregnancy success rate of a shared program is equal to that of traditional egg donation. Check out how can I find an egg donation clinic?
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