IVF Using Donor Eggs

Donor sperm

In this procedure sperm from another male one individual is donated to fertilize the harvested or retrieved eggs of the woman recipient. The resulting embryos are placed in the recipient’s uterus. The most common reasons for using donor sperm are that the recipient’s partner may be infertile or he may carry a genetic disease.

Sperm quality/type of specimen

About 25% of all infertility is caused by a sperm defect and 40 to 50% of infertility cases have a sperm defect as the main cause or a contributing cause. Sperm counts may or may not be indicative of a male fertility issue. Typically a semen analysis will be performed on the male, which includes sperm count, motility (sperm’s ability to swim and move quickly), shape and maturity of the sperm cells, volume of semen, pH balance, clumping (potential autoimmunity issues), and white and red blood cell count (potential infections).

Donor egg

In this procedure eggs are obtained from the ovaries of another woman (donor), fertilized by the sperm from the recipient’s partner, and the resulting embryos are placed in the recipient’s uterus. Older women and women who experience premature menopause are candidates for egg donation.

To help egg donors understand the egg donation/harvesting process, teaching visits are conducted by one of our trained nursing personnel to brief egg donors.

In the last 9 reporting months, a patient with normal egg number and quality who is less than 35 years old had an ongoing pregnancy rate* at ARMS from thawed vitrified donor eggs of 77%.

Plan requirements:

Less than 49 years old when treatment cycle begins, using a oocyte donor meeting ARMS Oocyte Donor Criteria.

Price includes:

ONE fresh IVF cycle including all services, i.e. ultrasounds, stimulation management, estrodial series, culture & fertilization, physician services and embryo transfer.

Not included in price:

ICSI (if needed)
ICSI (with Tesa)
Recipient Medications
Preliminary Testing / Pilot Cycle
SCSA

*View Fertility Success Rates for more information on ongoing pregnancy rates