Many couples who have tried to conceive but find themselves struggling to have a baby (and who have possibly exhausted most traditional conception methods) look into fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) or egg donation. However, the cost of these treatments may be a bit daunting to couples looking to start a family. At Reproductive Fertility Center, we offer shared (or split) egg donation cycles to help patients save money while still allowing them to use “fresh” eggs, rather than purchasing frozen eggs. Shared egg donation cycles involve two sets of intended parents (unknown to each other) sharing the eggs retrieved from a single donor.

Benefits of Shared Egg Donation Cycles

Affordable for Both Recipients

Patients may feel they are unable to afford certain expenses that come with a standard egg donation cycle. These include donor screening, medications, the donor egg retrieval procedure, and compensation for the donor. With a shared donation egg cycle, both recipients can save on expenses by sharing/splitting these costs.

Patient Testimonials

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"We chose Dr. Saadat after interviewing a few other fertility physician. We couldn’t be more happier with our choice. Dr. Saadat has been extremely professional and patient with us, guiding us through the process and answering all our questions. My wife got pregnant on our first IVF cycle with two twin babies, and we are grateful for the excellent service by Dr. Peyman Saadat. If I could give more than FIVE stars for their service, I would love to!"
-Suki S.10/23/2016

Process

Egg Donors
At Reproductive Fertility Center, we work with the most qualified egg donors and seek healthy, educated, physically fit young women to donate eggs to those who wish to become pregnant.
Recipients
During a shared egg donation cycle, the recipients (or patients) will be referred to as the “primary” and “secondary” recipient to determine how the eggs will be split between each woman.
The Cycle

Treatment is similar to that of a standard egg donation cycle, and the resulting eggs will be divided amongst the primary and secondary recipients. If the donor produces an odd number of eggs, the extra egg will be given to the primary recipient. If only a few eggs are produced, then the primary recipient will receive all the eggs and may have to take on the full cost of the cycle.

Because there will be two recipients involved in this treatment, starting a cycle may take a bit longer due to the need to secure a second recipient and coordinate cycles.

Frequently Asked Questions

The only downside of choosing a shared egg donation cycle would be the lower chance of having frozen embryos left for patients to have another attempt at conception.
Shared egg donation is safe and can provide couples or single women an opportunity to start a family of their own without having to worry about spending a significant amount of money.
The cost of your shared egg donation cycle treatment can vary depending on certain factors, such as how you and the other recipient will split the cost.
Yes, your embryo’s gender can be genetically detected. Additionally, most chromosomal abnormalities can be detected before the embryo is implanted using the same technique.