Egg Sharing Program: The Most Affordable
Egg-sharing is a unique IVF treatment and brings together women who produce surplus eggs with those unable to produce them so that both parties have a chance at becoming pregnant. Egg-sharing’s unique system also allows many women to receive free IVF treatment.
We work hard to ensure that all women participating in egg-sharing, both egg sharers and egg recipients, receive the highest quality of care and advice from initial consultation throughout their free IVF treatment and finally pregnancy so that you can focus on becoming pregnant and starting your new family. With the increasing numbers of late marriage and late start of the family, more and more women have found that they are unable to bear children because they reach premature menopause or they can only produce old or damaged eggs. Those, as well as women with missing ovaries or hereditary disease, may receive donor eggs – so long as they are healthy to carry a pregnancy and willing to take on the responsibility of parenthood. Over the past ten years, the donor egg program has become more and more popular with rapid advances in assisted reproductive technologies. Traditionally the donated eggs are from anonymous donors although patient’s friends or relatives are occasionally brought in to donate eggs. The Egg Sharing Program was first established around 1988 with the intent of making the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure more affordable.
Donation of oocytes is an option for those IVF participants in need of some financial assistance. By donating half of the recovered eggs during an IVF cycle, the donor has the opportunity to assist another infertile couple to achieve a pregnancy, as well as receive some financial assistance to cover the expense of IVF. The donor, in exchange for the sharing of her eggs, has the egg retrieval, the embryo transfer, and the majority of necessary medications paid for by the recipient of the eggs. In general, only patients whose infertility problems are related to tubal or male factor, but not ovarian factor are appropriate candidates. Those IVF patients wishing to donate eggs are selected anonymously by patients who need donor eggs (recipients). No guarantee can be made that all women wishing to be donors will be selected by the recipients.
The IVF cycle includes the ultrasound-guided transvaginal retrieval, incubation, fertilization, and development of the embryo(s), and transfer of embryos(s). Both donor and recipient are responsible for their own preliminary IVF testing and blood work/ultrasound for the cycle. If necessary, each party will be responsible for the cost of sperm washing, sperm donation, sperm freezing, cryopreservation of excess embryos and embryo storage costs. As a result, the recipient will pay only a portion, but not all of the IVF charges for the donor. The total number of oocytes will be equally divided between the donor and the recipient at the time of retrieval. If an odd number of oocytes is obtained, the recipient will receive the extra egg. For instance, if seventeen oocytes are obtained, the donor will keep eight and the recipient will retain nine oocytes. In a rare case, the donor may produce fewer eggs than expected, such as less than five. Although she has the option to keep all the eggs for herself the recipient must be reimbursed for all the costs relating to the donor cycle including the retrieval, incubation and fertilization, transfer, any medication provided by the recipient, plus the recipient’s medication cost for the cycle. In the event a donor refuses to donate her oocytes in accordance with the agreement, the donor will also be responsible for all costs relating to the donor cycle as stated above.
In our program, we only select those donors who are otherwise healthy, bright and are willing to share some of their eggs anonymously with other infertile couples while going through IVF on their own. All have been carefully screened for genetic and communicable diseases and deemed psychologically healthy. All the donors are required to undergo certain testings to evaluate their ovarian reserve – the ability to produce eggs in response to fertility drugs – prior to being a candidate to be selected by the recipients. This also allows us to select the most cost-effective stimulation protocol for the donor.
For the eligible egg donors, the Egg Sharing Program provides an affordable way to go through IVF while helping others in a confidential way. For the recipients, the egg donation process allows a child to be biologically related to the intended father and gestated by the intended mother. This gives the couple the right to pursue one of the most basic of human desires and instincts – to bear children. By going through the Egg Sharing Program, the costs for the recipients are reduced significantly.
Service at Low Cost IVF India :
» Those eligible to become egg sharers with egg-sharing service can expect:
» To receive subsidized or free IVF treatment
» India based treatment and aftercare
» Comprehensive support and care from IVF professionals
» Peer support from women in similar situations
Free IVF treatment for egg donors
If you are 35 or under and able to produce healthy eggs but need IVF treatment, with our egg-sharing service, you could donate some eggs to a potential mother in need of them. In return, the clinic will provide basic free IVF treatment to you. You’ll also have the satisfaction of helping another woman become a mum.
Egg-sharing eligibility: Women who may be eligible to receive free IVF include:
» Women with fertility problems
» Fertile but sterilized women
» Women who are fertile but have an infertile male partner
Quality care of Low Cost IVF India :
We work hard to ensure that all women participating in egg-sharing, both egg sharers and egg recipients, receive the highest quality of care and advice from initial consultation throughout their free IVF treatment and finally pregnancy so that you can focus on becoming pregnant and starting your new family. At the heart of egg-sharing is the desire of women to help other women become pregnant whilst becoming pregnant themselves, this is, therefore, a crucial criterion for anyone wishing to participate in egg-sharing and what makes egg-sharing such a unique proposition.