Donor Egg IVF

Donor Egg IVF Program Overview

Genetics & IVF Institute (GIVF) specializes in Donor Egg IVF. Our team is skilled at coordinating care for patients who live locally, out of state or abroad. The GIVF donor egg program has been among the most comprehensive and successful in the nation since 1988 and now includes our own egg bank, Fairfax EggBank. The ability to offer both fresh and frozen donor egg cycles means that our patients have more options, more control and can begin treatment more quickly.

Deciding on a fresh donor egg cycle vs a frozen egg cycle is usually one of the first steps in the process. Some of the same donors who are available for a fresh cycle also have eggs stored in the egg bank. Questions of convenience, timeline, cost and success are a few key areas in which patients compare and contrast the two options in order to decide which is best for them.
The chart below helps to illustrate:

Fresh Donor
Which is right
for you?
Frozen Donor
From 1–6 months, average 2-3 months from matching with a donor to completion of a cycle
Immediate matching and approximately 1-2 months to complete a cycle
Must coincide with the donor's menstrual cycle and availability
Warming cycle is planned around your schedule and menstrual cycle only
Single cycle, multi-cycle and Delivery Promise packages
Single cycle, multi-cycle and Delivery Promise packages
Large selection though not all may be immediately available
Donor Selection
Large selection with all being immediately available for matching
High potential for multiple embryos and excess for cryopreservation though no guarantees
Likely to have a lower number of embryos created due to fewer eggs at start of cycle but current guarantee of one good quality embryo to transfer