The Frozen Donor Egg Process: What Intended Parents Need to Know

Intended parents have the option of selecting fresh donor eggs or frozen donor eggs ahead of fertility treatment. There are benefits to both options, so ultimately the decision will be up to you and your partner as to which type of donor egg(s) best suits your growing family’s needs.

At Egg Donor America, we wanted to provide further information for intended parents considering frozen donor eggs because the process is typically less well known, though it’s increasing in popularity.

What are the benefits of choosing frozen donor eggs?

  • The eggs are available for use immediately, meaning that the intended parents can choose when to implant.
  • There is no need for cycle synchronization with the donor.
  • There is a 100% chance of receiving mature eggs.
  • The donors have already completed all screenings.
  • The rate of cycle cancellation is lower.
  • Frozen donor eggs are generally less expensive than fresh donor eggs.

How does the frozen donor egg process work?

  • The intended parents select the egg donor of their choice.
  • The eggs are then shipped to the intended parents’ fertility clinic.
  • The intended parents determine when to begin the embryo creation and implantation stage.
  • Implantation occurs (on the intended parents’ schedule).
  • The female partner or gestational surrogate is monitored for pregnancy.

How do I get started?
You can review limited profiles of our frozen egg bank catalog here, or register for full access here. Of course, if you have questions, we encourage you to contact our staff of case managers directly so we can assist with anything you need. You can call our offices during normal business hours as well, at (855) 616-3415.

You can also learn more about the egg donation process, finding an egg donor, using an egg donor, egg donor pregnancies, and more by visiting our blog.