MyEggBank is open to help recipients search for donors and we are shipping to all centers. Please review our COVID-19 updated policies.

How to choose fresh or frozen…

For many, trying to conceive can be a long journey with unexpected roadblocks and financial strain. Our goal at MyEggBank is to smooth your path to having a healthy baby. Through our pioneering vitrification process and our fresh programs, we have enabled more convenient and lower cost options for you to use donor eggs to build your family.

Using Frozen Donor Eggs

back to top

Donor Selection and Egg Retrieval

Frozen donor eggs

  • With MyEggBank, you control the donor selection process
  • Donors have already been screened, their eggs have been retrieved, reviewed for their quality and vitrified (or frozen)
  • Since frozen donors do not need to coordinate their schedules with yours, MyEggBank can offer a large quantity of donors for you to choose from
  • You get online access to profiles of pre-screened donors, with personal essays, medical history and genetic reports, that you can look through and select from in the comfort of your home

Fresh Donor Eggs

  • With MyEggBank, you control the donor selection process
  • Donors have already been screened, and the profiles are ready to be reserved with the assistance of an MEB coordinator
  • Once we have determined genetic compatibility, we will begin coordination of the sperm shipment along with cycle coordination for the donor
  • Your donor will then undergo the stimulation and egg retrieval process, and insemination/fertilization with your sperm source

Conception Process

Frozen donor eggs

  • As soon as you select your frozen donor eggs, we ship them to you and the implantation process can begin!
  • The embryo creation and transfer to your uterus is completely planned around your schedule.

Fresh Donor Eggs

  • You and your care team will determine how many fresh eggs to reserve (8,10,12 or ALL) to complete a cycle.
  • Fresh egg donation cycles can be coordinated with a recipient’s cycle OR can be run independent of the recipient’s cycle. In the latter case, embryos will be created, frozen and possibly shipped, with or without genetic testing (according to the recipient’s wishes).

The Wait to Conceive

Frozen donor eggs

1-3 months

With MyEggBank frozen donor eggs, you can be pregnant within 1 - 3 months of selecting your donor.

Fresh Donor Eggs

1-3 months

In programs that have no ‘frozen egg’ options, a fresh match can still take up to a year. Fresh options at MyEggBank have wait times no longer than our frozen cycle options.

Success Rates

Frozen donor eggs

Pregnancy rates per transfer nation-wide are typically between 35-45%. Vitrification is a user dependent technology and who does the freezing and warming will influence outcome. Within the MyEggBank network of practices, we have established basic training with our founding lab team and regularly review outcomes throughout the network. The MyEggBank family of practices typically reports pregnancy rates between 45 and 50% per transfer, as much as 10% higher per transfer than the national average.

Fresh Donor Eggs

The national average for fresh egg donation has not varied in over 15 years and is between 53 and 57% per transfer.

For both FRESH and FROZEN egg donation options, the CUMULATIVE pregnancy rate per PATIENT is approximately 80-85%. Put another way, patients in MyEggBank donation programs FRESH OR FROZEN have, on average, 80-85% chance of finishing our programs with a live birth.

So how do you choose?... Fresh versus Frozen

Frozen is ideal for:

  • Patients who want only one baby
  • Patients who want lowest cost without compromising on ultimate success
  • Patients who want the shortest time course to pregnancy

Fresh is ideal for:

  • Patients who are interested in using a single donor to build a family with more than one baby
  • Patients who require genetic testing for dominant diseases in the intended father
  • Patients who would prefer to maintain guarantee programs and still complete genetic screening of the embryos

Conceiving with MyEggBank

back to top

If you know you would like to use an egg donor and want to view our full donor profiles, below is a step–by–step guide to conceiving with MyEggBank. Until you complete your registration below, you can browse previews of our donors here.

1

Step 1: Find a MyEggBank Affiliate Center

Our patients select and receive donor eggs or embryos from our centralized MyEggBank database, but all medical treatment is done at your IVF center. To use MyEggBank donor eggs, you need to be treated at a center that is part of our over 130 affiliate IVF centers located throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Why? Because we know that you and the precious eggs that will become your child, are in good hands at these centers. The embryologists at these centers have been trained by MyEggBank in cryopreservation protocols that we have found to result in the greatest likelihood of success for patients.

View our list of affiliated centers here and begin the process of enrolling as a patient. If you are already a patient of an affiliated center, skip to step 2!

2

Step 2: Create a MyEggBank Account

Go here to create an account and select the center you intend to enroll at or where you are already an established patient.

3

Step 3: Complete Your MyEggBank Registration Through Your Center

When you are enrolled as an active patient of an affiliate center, your center will provide MyEggBank with the necessary information to complete your registration as a MyEggBank user. This Information includes:

  • Patient contact information
  • Uterine evaluation
  • Sperm source carrier screening and semen analysis

Once your center supplies this initial information to MyEggBank, MyEggBank will approve you as a registered user.

4

Step 4: Find Your Donor!

You can now begin your journey to find your donor from the comfort of your own home! As a registered user, you can view full donor profiles, including pictures and complete medical, genetic and psychological reports. The content published on the web site is the full extent of non–identifying information that we have available. There are no hidden pieces of information.

5

Step 5a: Select & Receive Your Frozen Donor Eggs

Once you have selected a donor, you should consider which package or guarantee you would like to purchase. Depending on the status of your affiliate center, you will have access to a variety of MyEggBank's guarantee programs.

You submit consents and payment for your donor selection through our website. Once payment is received, we confirm your purchase and immediately ship the frozen eggs, or embryos, to your treatment center. MyEggBank guarantees the safe arrival of the eggs and/or embryos to your center.

Your center will perform the thaw of the eggs, fertilization with your chosen sperm, and transfer of the embryo to your uterus. Within 2 weeks of implantation, you will take a pregnancy test to see if the transfer was successful.

5

Step 5b: Select & Receive Your Fresh Donor Eggs

Once you have selected a donor, you should discuss which package or guarantee you would should choose with your care team. Depending on the status of your affiliate center, you will have access to a variety of MyEggBank's guarantee programs.

You submit consents and payment for your donor selection through our website. Once payment is received and genetic compatibility is confirmed, we will notify your center to begin coordination of the sperm shipment to the MyEggBank inventory center where the donor egg retrieval will take place.

The MyEggBank inventory center will perform the fertilization of the eggs, with your chosen sperm, and freeze the embryos for shipment back to your center. Your center will coordinate your embryo transfer, and within 2 weeks of implantation, you will take a pregnancy test to see if the transfer was successful.

If at any time you have questions on this process, you can contact us here or call 1.866.537.8642.