ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Donor Egg Bank USA, the largest frozen donor egg bank in the United States, has reached a company milestone of more than 1,000 embryo transfers completed.
Donor Egg Bank USA provides frozen donor eggs to infertility patients who are unable to conceive a child using their own eggs. After a donor egg is fertilized with sperm, the resulting embryo is transferred to the patient's uterus.
Donor Egg Bank USA has partnered with 28 leading partner practices at 95 locations throughout the United States and Canada. The most recent additions are The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, University of Iowa Center for Advanced Reproductive Care, and Fertility Associates of Memphis.
"Partnering with Donor Egg Bank USA offers our patients an additional treatment option that can save time and money," explains Dr. Bruce Shapiro of The Fertility Center of Las Vegas. "We look forward to continuing to help couples on their path to parenthood."
Pregnancy success rates of frozen donor eggs are nearly equal to that of fresh donor eggs. Of the 1,000 transfers at Donor Egg Bank USA, 59 percent of women became pregnant and 44 percent continue to carry a pregnancy or have delivered a baby. Left over embryos not used in the original transfer increases a woman's chances to achieve a live birth from a single egg lot to over 50 percent. Donor Egg Bank USA is the only frozen donor egg bank that provides pregnancy outcome data for all locations and every transfer.
"As a parent of two children conceived through donor egg, I know firsthand how important this option is for couples," says Heidi Hayes, CEO of Donor Egg Bank USA. "We're grateful for the opportunity to offer the convenience of frozen donor eggs to couples across the U.S. and Canada."
Couples can pursue treatment using frozen donor eggs to save time and money, without compromising success. While a traditional (fresh) donor egg IVF cycle can cost $25,000-$38,000, a frozen donor egg IVF cycle is half the cost. Couples can obtain frozen donor eggs immediately and complete an IVF cycle in as little as one to two months. With a (fresh) egg donor the entire process can range from four to nine months.
Couples have access to a national donor database offering a range of characteristics such as physical traits, ethnicity, education level and more. All donors in the database have completed their donation cycle and have frozen eggs ready for selection.
Donor Egg Bank USA is the only frozen donor egg network to offer the 100% Assured Refund Plan™ Program which guarantees a full refund if a couple does not deliver a baby after six cycles.
Donor Egg Bank USA is a frozen donor egg program developed through the collaboration of more than 150 of the country's top reproductive specialists and available at more than 95 locations throughout the United States and Canada. Donor Egg Bank USA offers immediate access to a broad donor egg pool and uses advanced freezing technology to produce success rates similar to traditional (fresh) donor egg programs. Using frozen eggs from Donor Egg Bank USA requires less time than a fresh donor egg cycle (1-3 months versus 4-6 months in a traditional cycle), and is more affordable. Donor Egg Bank USA offers the financial security of a 100% Assured Refund Plan™ if a couple does not deliver a baby. Donor Egg Bank USA offers frozen egg fertility options to couples nationally and across the globe. For more information: www.donoreggbankusa.com, 855-344-2265.
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