Clinic Offers Discount Donor Egg Program2
Finally, an affordable donor egg program! According to an announcement made today by the Center for Human Reproduction (CHR), their New York based clinic is now offing patients a discount donor egg program! This is great news for couples who have previously been unable to afford this costly infertility treatment.
The cost for donor eggs typically runs around $20,000 or more depending on the State that you live in. This is an exorbitant cost for couples who have likely already gone through several rounds of IVF or other infertility treatments which also can run in the 10′s of thousands of dollars.
The discount donor egg program being offered by the CHR is priced at $14,950 and uses frozen eggs. Typically, in standard donor egg procedures fresh eggs are used from a donor. However, frozen donor eggs which have been left over from other donations are more cost-effective for couples seeking this treatment.
According to the announcement made by the CHR, the clinic offers a wide range of egg donors which allows them to easily match frozen eggs to recipients in this program, which they refer to as their Eco Donor Egg Program, or Eco-DEP.
“The large number and diversity of available egg donors allow CHR, uniquely, to match donors closely to patients, and with practically no waiting period.” – Dr. Norbert Gleicher, Founder of the CHR
While the use of frozen eggs is still considered experimental, world-wide data has shown very positive pregnancy success rates with this procedure compared to standard donor egg programs.
If cost were not an issue the CHR says they would first recommend their standard program due to higher and more reliable success rates. However, this new discount donor egg program allows to them reach out to a clientele who would otherwise not be able to afford such a procedure.