Asked Questions (FAQ)

Egg donation is the process of a third party female donating her eggs (oocytes) to assist infertile individuals and couples.
Good candidates for egg donation include those with premature ovarian failure, those with poor ovarian reserve which if often caused by age, those who have the potential to pass on a genetic disease, those with repeat failure with IVF, and same sex couples.
Recipients of an egg donation cycle will undergo various tests to assess their suitability for an assisted reproduction cycle including the assessment of their uterus. The endometrial lining will be thickened using estrogen and progesterone until it is optimal for embryo transfer. Medication will be continued until the beta blood test for pregnancy and beyond if there is a pregnancy.
Success rates with egg donation tend to be much higher than IVF with own eggs as success is fundamentally tied to the age of the eggs used. The national average live birth rate with egg donation, as reported by The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, is 56%. Rates will vary from clinic to clinic though.
UEBNA has a variety of packages to meet your needs starting at just $12999 USD for 8 eggs(depending on ethnicity of the donor). To learn more, view our Egg Donation Packages.
According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, using vitrification, or flash freezing of eggs, there is now absolutely no difference between the success rates between frozen and fresh eggs.To learn more, view this page.
The screening process for our egg donor bank exceeds the recommendations of The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines for human tissue donation. Learn more about our egg donor testing.
Unfortunately, all egg donors in our egg bank are anonymous and identities cannot be known, as are the intended parents’ identities to the egg donors.
Every individual and couple has different reasons for choosing an egg donor. Most of our donors are considered to be “proven donors”, meaning they have demonstrated an ability to produce a child, either through their own pregnancy or a previous successful donation.
One of the great benefits of an egg donor bank is that it is immediate. There is no waiting for the long process of donor screening and cycle alignment. Eggs can be fertilized immediately and embryos can be ready for transfer in 5 days after fertilization.